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Anna Simmons

  • Where:
    Wine St. Gallery @ No 10, White Horse Business Centre, Hopton Road Unit 10, Devizes, SN10 2HJ
  • When:
    17 November to 23 February
    11:00am to 4:00pm
  • Every:
    Saturday, Thursday, Friday
    Next On:
    February 22nd 2018 at 11:00am
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  • Contact:
    07852 945598
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Anna Simmons
Anna Simmons


Light in the darkness

I have always been interested in light and how it can transform a dull or ordinary scene and can make it beautiful. I like to paint the drama of light shining in a dark place.

The chief feature of my work is light. What I like to paint are urban landscapes and the interior of buildings; public spaces in cities within which a personal illumination occurs. I have always been fascinated by the play of light and dark. I feel it is a metaphor for our lives. We long for the light. We fear the dark, but if we really have the courage to explore the dark times and accept them we will gradually begin to see that we cannot have light without the dark. They really are one thing. And the most ordinary places, the bus stop, the escalator, have a beauty all of their own, if we are awake to see it.

In every picture there is always a human figure often alone and unremarkable. And this figure is essential because it represents the huge world that we inhabit.