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"Handcrafted art by Barbara Anderson ... inspired by retro chic and a sense of place"

ABOUT BARBARA ANDERSON

My name is Barbara Anderson and I am a painter, illustrator and designer with a love of vintage and the 1950s.
My art is my passion: it's what I do every day and Anderson Artworks has been growing out of that over the past few years.
I have been a practising artist for many years (and I teach art, design and illustration at further education level), but until lately it's been just a personal love of mine.
Then I began to find that people really enjoy what I create, and started to ask me to produce artwork for their homes.
So this has led to Anderson Artworks, where I get to explore new ideas and create new commissions for a whole range of great people - and not just here in the North East, but quite often much further afield in the world.
A big fan of classic fashion and style icons Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, my artwork features them quite often (you might notice the theme from my photograph on this page!)
My love of collecting vintage maps also features strongly in my work - and my exploration of the powerful link between people and places seems to have struck a chord with my clients.
Many will contact me asking me to produce works which feature images of their loved ones, or of favourite movie stars, music icons, sports stars, characters etc, set within maps which have a personal meaning for them.
I think people really enjoy images which connect to their lives and loves, and which they can enjoy every day in their own homes: it's such an immediate emotional link.
And it's always a joy and a privilege when they ask me to make that connection.

Best wishes,
Barbara

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