Gifted Long Buckby artist renders local scenes with affection

Or, for that matter, the gifted artist can be seen practically anywhere in the district, projecting her surroundings onto paper in her unique style.

Anna was just 42 when she had a stroke and retired on ill health grounds ten years ago.

But she refused to let her new way of life bring her down.

She said: “Early retirement has given me the luxury of time to develop my art. Like many artists I started working with acrylic paints, because they’re easy to handle and the colours are fabulous. I spent a lot of time painting the beautiful landscape views to be had hereabouts.

Sky, trees and grass are forgiving subjects. As my skills developed I wanted to render the interesting buildings and urban views in Long Buckby.”

The artist said Long Buckby has so many different architectural styles to enjoy.

She is a familiar figure in the village and can often be seen capturing local views and people.

“I’ve always been artistic and enjoyed painting and drawing,” said Anna.

“It was always nice to see my paintings on the wall at school. I never imagined I would have two walls displaying my work.

“I enjoy working with chalk pastels and felt-tip pen as well. These give different results. Felt-tip pens give a really lively look to your work.

See ‘Anna Lou Art on Facebook and @annaloulb on Instagram page.‘

View Anna’s work of Long Buckby and surrounding areas at an exhibition and sale now at Buckby Library & Hub. Email [email protected] or telephone (01327) 842591.

Anna would like to thank the library and hub for hosting her work.

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