Ann Robertson – Artist and Illustrator

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Birds On Paper

Birds On Paper

I created a series of drawings and paper cuts made from hand marbled paper inspired by the birds often seen on Redesmere reservoir, near Macclesfield. They were made as part of a joint show with Patty Callaghan and displayed at Teggs Nose Park...

Cyclical Tunnel Books

Cyclical Tunnel Books

  Cyclical was a joint exhibition with Patty Callaghan at Tegg's Nose Country Park in Macclesfield. I created tunnel books inspired by the cycles of the seasons. Patty's work concentrated on the lunar cycle over a 12 month period. My...

Hill and Habitat

Hill and Habitat

  The work here appeared in a joint exhibition with Patty Callaghan at Tegg's Nose Country Park. The park was the inspiration for the work and we spent time over several months walking around the park, drawing and taking photographs. The...

Swallows

Swallows

  Patty Callaghan and I produced this display for the window of the 3 mobile shop to coincide with this years (2016) Barnaby Festival in Macclesfield. The banners are composites of images floated over a map of migration pathways. Each...

3D Work

3D Work

  I have included a selection of 3D work. I find that working in 3D has the potential to add real interest to a project. The carousel book of spiders is a good example where the differing layers and shadows create instant depth to the...

Book Illustration Francolin

Book Illustration Francolin

These illustrations were a brief to produce five double page spreads to illustrate a story. Francolin is a traditional African story about a man who moves into the hills from the lake. He clears land  and plants his crops. One night he sees...

Eat Mulberry Spin Silk

Eat Mulberry Spin Silk

Bombyx Mori, the silk moth, originally existed in the wild but it has been aggressively domesticated over millennia; now it is unable to exist without the intervention of man. The moths cannot fly, lack a fear of predators and require food to...

Lodgepole Pine

Lodgepole Pine

  Inspired by a holiday this project started off being about Yellowstone National Park. However during my research I became fascinated by the lifecycle of the Lodgepole Pine. A large percentage of seeds from this tree need heat to...