Ann Armitage Artist

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Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire 1959, Ann studied painting at Canterbury College of Art and Design graduating in 1987 with a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art.  The following three years she rented a studio in Faversham where she continued to practice.

After a three month trip around Spain, Ann based herself in London, working part time as a gardener to support her painting and extensive travels to Nepal and India.  During this time her work was accepted on several occasions into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Discerning Eye Exhibition, the New English Art Club and the Royal Society of British Artists at the Mall Galleries, London. In 1998 she settled in London, rented a studio in Parade Mews, Tulse Hill, exhibiting her work with various galleries around the country.

Ann relocated to West Penwith in Cornwall in 2006 and has since worked as a full time painter.
She was invited by selector Fred Cuming RA to exhibit six paintings in the 2008 Discerning Eye Exhibition and won the Regional Prize for the West Country, the same year a painting was accepted into the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.  In 2009 her work was selected for the Royal West of England Academy Exhibition.

Ann exhibits regularly with Panter & Hall, London.  Bircham Gallery, Holt, Norfolk.  Padstow Gallery, Padstow, Cornwall.  Porthminster Gallery, St Ives, Cornwall.  The Jerram Gallery, Sherborne.  The Wykeham Gallery, Stockbridge.


2008  Regional Prize for the West Country, Discerning Eye, London.

1998  North Oxfordshire College Award, Royal Society of British Artists, London.

1995  Travel Award, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York.

1994  The Art Newspaper Award, Discerning Eye, London.