Anne-Catherine's painting subjects are those that engaged her in a state of concentrated focus whether it was a vase full of bluebells or the memory of a blustery walk.
Tragically, Anne-Catherine Phillips died suddenly on 2 April 2014 after suffering a stroke, aged 61. She leaves a substantial body of work behind her, finished and unfinished, which remains in the care of her immediate family.
She produced colourful, happy and vibrant paintings mostly in oils on canvas from life and from drawings. Favourite local subjects were the Walled Nursery in Hawkhurst, the beach in Hastings and the landscape around her home in Frittenden. She was also a master at capturing domestic scenes at home. Apart from her studio at home she also rented a second studio in Hastings.
She painted figures, portraits and scenes on her travels in the UK and abroad, in truth there wasn't a subject that she was afraid to tackle.
She spent as much time looking at pictures in Galleries and in books as she did painting. Her list of painters who influenced her work were almost entirely figurative.
More of Anne-Catherine's beautiful work can be seen on her professional website which lives on after her: www.annecatherine-phillips.co.uk
There will be a retrospective of her work next year at St Ronan's School, Water Lane, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 5DJ
Friday 17th – Sunday 19th July 2015.
This exhibition next year will reflect the full span of her work since the 1970's.