Anne Marwick 2013

My art expresses my own feelings. The pictures of women are about the untapped joy within us, which can feel very hard to find but I believe it to be there.

Some of the paintings show us with our feet rooted in the ground, because we are part of creation, part of earth but not just earthly. So I also try to paint the part of us that is spirit; I paint it the way it is depicted in myth and story – with that window into the soul which has been called the “third eye”, with the core of us as the centre of creative fire.

At college I studied Illustration, and some of my pictures are still illustrations, although they show things that aren’t easily seen. I exhibit regularly with Aire Valley Arts, the local arts group of which I am a member.