I have nearly completed my year as Artist-in-Residence at RHS Garden Harlow Carr. I love painting outside and immersing myself in nature, which painting scenes around the gardens at Harlow Carr has given me the opportunity to do. I have painted using fallen twigs, leaves, moss and other natural materials.
I was recently commissioned by The Raglan Suite in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, to create these four brightly coloured paintings for the reception area of this prestigious dental practice and skin treatment suite.
I was flattered to be invited to talk to guests at a business event at the prestigious hotel at Rudding Park, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire last June which was themed around nature. As well as making the after dinner speech I gave an art demonstration and there was an exhibition of some of my artwork.
I was so honoured and excited to be invited to visit the Aireborough Learning Partnership Trust art exhibition, which this year focused on the use of recycled materials in the artworks produced by the 12-member schools.
Anita Bowerman has been the Artist in Residence at Hazlewood Castle and has spent many happy hours sketching and painting there. Hazlewood Castle continues to evolve and is now launching a Woodland Venue. Anita was commissioned by Hazlewood to create two Woodland Wedding concept paintings in gouache.