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Artist takes inspiration from skies above Moray base


By Alistair Whitfield

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These colourful and vibrant paintings are the work of an artist who's recently moved to Moray.

Low Pressure Over Lossie
Low Pressure Over Lossie

Anna Anderson, whose married to a serviceman, loves combining two of her favourites things in her work – the countryside and military aviation.

Having originally studied art at university, she got back into painting five years ago and is now a professional artist.

Anna said: "I like combining the serenity of a traditional countryside scene with something more dynamic.

"Before the posting to Scotland we were based in Salisbury Plain, so I would paint the local wildlife and juxtapose it with Apache and Chinook helicopters.

"Now we're in Moray I'm doing pictures featuring such things as Typhoons and the heather near Covesea Lighthouse.

Northern Lights
Northern Lights

"I love bright almost comic-book colours, but I also like to concentrate on providing a lot of detail.

"I started up again with painting when I took maternity leave to have my eldest, Felicity.

"It seemed like something I could do while I was looking after a baby – although that obviously got harder as she grew older.

"Nowadays, Felicity is five and she's been joined by Rosie who's two.

"So it's a case of working in the evenings or taking the chance to pick up the paint brushes when they're both having a nap."

Anna, who moved to Elgin in February, added: "I think anybody who's into art will tell you that Moray is an amazing place for a painter.

"The light here is amazing and so are the skies. It's beautiful."

View Anna's website here

To the Rescue!
To the Rescue!

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