Anne de Silva
Wallace Community Gallery June 28th to July 10th 2012
Anne de Silva born in Te Aroha, began drawing aged 4 years.
Anne has spent her life creating art work and teaching art to others so that they can enjoy the satisfaction of creating their own works of art.
Aged 9-12 years she drew ink drawings for the childrens page in the New Zealand Womans Weekly.
She did senior art at Hamilton High School.
Then completed a Diploma course at Elam School of art.
Followed by a postgraduate teacher training.
After training she returned to teach at Ae Aroha College, before travelling overseas to teach in London schools which gave her the opportunity to travel widely in Europe .
While away she visited as many galleries and places of art and history as possible , trying to absorb all she could for use in her future work.
Anne has illustrated books, painted murals and sculpts local hinuera stone and has tried many crafts.
These days she is busy with commissioned work, as well as paintings and recording her many art ideas as well as teaching.
This Exhibition contains paintings from her observations and her experiences in New Zealand and in Sri Lanka. Annes` husband is from Sri Lanka.
This image gallery only shows some of the works on display