Aug 9, 2010

Anna Alcock

1. Please tell us about the work you will be showing in the 2010 E17 Art Trail?

Recent work and mixed media using printmaking, collage and hand-colouring

2. How many times have you taken part in the Trail?
Every year since 2005

3. What kind of things inspires you to create art?
Anything, many of the pieces are in response to exhibitions that I am taking part in – i.e. the attached tree is for the 'Shades of Green' exhibition at the Vestry House Museum now, and will be part of the 'Shades of Green' exhibition at the studio. I did The Moon Weeps for the Friends of the Earth exhibition about climate change in 2008, was never happy with it so carried on working on it until June 2010 when it was finally finished for the East London Printmakers show at SPACE.

4. What challenges (if any) do you face in preparing yourself and your work for the Trail?
Too much to do and too little time – having two small children to ‘help’ me along the way sometimes takes a lot longer than planned.

5. Who are your favourite artists?
The work of local artists that I like: Della Rees, Martin Adams, and of course Kirsten Schmidt! Love Rachel I’ Anson’s photographs and Alke Schmidt’s mixed media work. Saw a few of Veronica Lindsay-Addy prints at Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors and thought they were lovely as well.

6. Please tell us two things you really like about Walthamstow?
Difficult to name just two things….food and green spaces: The Rose and Crown, Ferry Boat Inn, The Lock Inn, the cafĂ© in the village, Nags Head, Lloyd Park, Aveling Park (is Epping Forest still part?)

7. Please tell us one thing you wish Walthamstow had?
More trees and green


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