Artists > Anna Dudley Neill, RI DFA
Studied Fine Art at The Slade School 9154-1957
Taught Art at Secondary Schols in Uganda
The European School, Mol, Belgium
St. Stephen's Broadstairs
Anna Dudley Neill has exhibited in France, Belgium and Switzerland, in many galleries in England, including the annual Exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour at The Mall Galleries, London, since 1978.
She continues to travel widely, largely for the purpose of sketching and painting.
She uses the finest Artist-grade traditional watercolour paint and does not use acrylic paint. Her brushes ar sable-haired and of the finest quality.
Artist's personal statement
Having studied for four years at the Winchester College of Art,
I spent three years at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London.
I then worked as an Art Therapist (probably one of the first art therapists) at a psychiatric hospital, where I had time to continue my own painting.
There followed seven years in Uganda, East Africa, at first in a teachers' training-college,
"up-country", where conventional art-materials were not readily obtainable and we worked using mud, grasses, vegetable dyes, etc., together with local clay for pottery. I then worked in two Secondary Schools to "O" and "A" level, including Pottery and Fabric-printing, including Batik and also Tie-and-Dye. I also continued my own painting.
The exodus from Uganda of the Asian community promoted by President Amin led to the sudden departure of my supplier of Art materials - I found myself left with a single box of watercolours! That is when I began to specialise in water-colour painting.
Returning to England in 1973, I took up the post of Art Teacher at a girls' Public School in Broadstairs, and three years later followed my husband to Belgium I gave lessons in the "European School" at Mol.
I took First, Fourth, (and two other) prizes in successive biennial competitions held by the Inveresk Paper Company, makers of T. H. Saunders & Bockingford papers at St. Cuthbert's Mill in Somerset.
I exhibit annually at the Mall Galleries, together with all the follow-up exhibitions in various parts of the Country. In addition, I have exhibited in France (Paris and Cahors), Switzerland (Geneva - Metropolis Galerie International d'Art), and Belgium (three years-running at the Gallerij Esschius, Diest, as well as at a number of local galleries. I was a founder-member of what is now the Aquarel Instituut Belgie (Belgian society of water-colourists).
I continue to travel widely, drawing and painting. Also, on occasions, I decorate keyboard instruments such as the Harpsichord and the Virginals, using oil and acrylic paint.
The Staike House, Erdisland
Anna Dudley Neill, RI DFA