"Ann Palmer paints seascapes in
oil on hand prepared canvas, using a brush and palette
knife, in her studio in Rochester, Kent, from her plein
air paintings from the beach in Whitstable, Kent, her
sketches and photographs. She is inspired by seashores
in Kent and Cornwall, standing on the pebbly beach
watching the tide ebb and flow, the morning mist across
the Swale, the light on the horizon, the clouds coming
in from the west over London, and the light out to sea
to the north and east. The low tide exposes sandbanks,
pebbles, seafood for the gulls to seek.
Annís work depicts the beaches of Kent and Cornwall, at
various times of day and year, state of the tide and
weathers. The paintings often include found objects from
the beach Ė sand, tiny shells and pebbles."