Anne La Bouchardière
Annabel Gibbons - Abstract and Surrealist Painter
Born in India, Anne attended the Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy School of Art in Mumbai (Bombay)
before taking up residence in England in the 1950's.
Married to David Gibbons she worked alongside her husband in the theatre for 35 years in the fields of wardrobe,
make-up, scenery painting and set-design in Leicester, Birmingham and Solihull.
Anne exhibited in both the Royal Academy and Foyle's Art Gallery
while in her teens and
since then has exhibited in Cork St. London at the gallery that is now
Messumís, Birmingham, Bombay, Leicester, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Solihull and
Anne and David moved to Cornwall in 1991 where she returned to painting, attending a Summer School
at Slade College of Art and introducing surrealism into her work. She has since continued her studies at Saltash College
of Art and Plymouth College of Art and Design, gaining a Certificate in Art and Design (as part of the University of Exeter BA(Hons)
Her earlier work consisted of paintings of emotions. She then experimented
with colours and their effect upon the onlooker. She tried painting to
music. In Cornwall she included the atmosphere of the area: the sound of
the wind, birds, cows and sheep. She has now moved to Devon and finds it
just as beautiful.
Anne's more recent work has been exhibited at Kennaway House in
Sidmouth, Morley Contemporary Art, The Max Locke Gallery in Liskeard, the RBSA in
Birmingham, Artists International, the East Cornwall Society of Artists
and Drawn to the Valley.