Anna Pugh

The painter Anna Pugh (1938-) is admired as a colourist and story teller. Her paintings, like those of Richard Dadd and Frances Hodgkins, show the commonplace enlivened by touches of the surreal. Few Artists equal her ability to record natural phenomena and to invigorate it with such persuasive illusion. They have the freshness and irreverent vitality of life lived close to nature. Her flowers, grasses and animals are as memorable as those in the Wilton Diptych, one of the National Gallery's most loved exhibits.

In 20 years she has painted over 200 pictures, all in private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe and North America.

Anna Pugh is one of England's leading folk artists. Understandably, her work has proved very popular with American collectors, who have a much longer tradition of appreciating this style, but the British demand is increasing at a rate that all but outstrips her output... She has obvious empathy with the countryside and with dogs and plants in particular. The tremendous demand for her paintings is a reflection of their spellbinding charm. (
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Suzan Hamer


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