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Anna Allworthy

About Anna Allworthy

Anna Allworthy is renowned for her atmospheric, layered urban landscapes.

Consistent influences in Anna's work are extensive travel, the effects of globalization, and a fascination with the ever-evolving nature of cities, all of which are reflected in this new collection of work.

The works are initially conceived as traditional pen and charcoal sketches. Having truly investigated her subject and captured its essence through the process of drawing, Anna then introduces diversely sourced material, adding photography, texture, accent, and color to the narrative of the piece.

Born in Canterbury in 1979 I Graduated in Fine Arts from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, later studying photography in Nottingham.

From my early childhood I have always been interested in Painting and now work as a full-time artist based in Kent. My use of color, mark making, textures, and dynamic compositions creates my personal signature. The vibrant interpretations of semi-abstract Harbour reflections and cityscapes reflect my passion for color. I also enjoy mixed media, experimenting with various materials such as photos, fabric, handmade paper as well as paint to create a heavily textured painting.

I have traveled extensively all around the world and these experiences have hugely inspired my series of Cityscapes and Abstracts. I recently spent time in Morocco and it is set to be the subject of a whole new series of work.

Consistent influences in Anna's work are extensive travel, the effects of globalisation and a fascination with the ever-evolving nature of cities, all of which are reflected in this new collection of work.

The works are initially conceived as traditional pen and charcoal sketches. Having truly investigated her subject and captured its essence through the process of drawing, Anna then introduces diversely sourced material, adding photography, texture, accent and colour to the narrative of the piece.

Anna is represented by numerous galleries in the UK, Ireland, as well as in Ireland, Majorca, Scotland, and Norway. Her artworks can be found in both private and corporate collections worldwide. She also undertakes a wide variety of commissions.

North Quay Dublin



The Quays Bar Dublin

The Temple Bar Dublin

Sammuel Becket Bridge Dublin


South Anne Street Dublin


The Winding Stair Dublin

My Art

& Other

Stuff


Often Break


Words and music by Dave Granger and Clark Williams

Arranged by Clark Williams

October 1980

Time: 6:16

(Click our picture to listen to the original cassette recording)


If ever it's a rainy day

I pack myself up in my room

Then chase all the clouds away

Get myself back to you

Chorus:

Well I know that you're going to cry

Tears are running from your eyes

A piece of my love you take

Is one that so often break

If ever you're miles away

I'll think of you the way you are

Your shining hair your ruby lips

Then it don't seem quite so far


Harmonica lament break:

Chorus:


Very long jam session:

Repeat 2nd. verse

Chorus:






















I Won’t Touch/Taking a Ride

Words and music by Dave Granger and Clark Williams

Arranged by Clark Williams

October 1980

Time: 9:40

(A song about getting over from being bullied)

You might think I've hidden my shame

of things I've said and done

Who am I to play this silly game?

When there's no way to tell if I've won

No way to tell if I've won

Chorus:

I won't touch

No, I won't feel

Won't hurt as much because it won't even seem real

Won't feel pain

No, and I won't feel sorrow

I'll just wait and wonder who I am tomorrow

Quick Harmonica break:


And freedom is something that everybody needs

But you can't chase it blindly

You can't run but must walk proud

No peace of mind comes with its finding

Peace of mind sure is fine, sure is fine

I'd like to find peace of mind

(Chorus)

Eclectic guitars and forsaken dreams

Are kept in closets to hide them

I think it's time to open up the doors

To do our best to find them

Do our best to find them

(Refrain)

Oh yeah!

It's time to touch

Yes it's time to feel

It's going to hurt so much

But it's the only way I'll heal

I'll feel pain and soon I'll feel sorrow

I'll wake up knowing

I'm so happy

So happy

Tomorrow

(Lead-out harmonica solo then go into "Taking a Ride")



Art Studio Commune

East 6th and Grand Ave. Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1970 something. I had it in 1983, 84, 85.