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 Ann Squire
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With previous generations of my family steeped in the farming life, it is perhaps not surprising that I grew up surrounded by a motley collection of animals. Drawings of a beloved pit rescue pony and a variety of other animals perpetuated a desire to pursue art as a career. With few opportunities available at that time, I turned to nursing, enjoying almost 30 years in that field, before fate decreed a new pathway!

Suffering depression after surgery in 1996. I turned again to Art, discovering its therapeutic qualities not only lifted the debilitating effects of the illness, but ignited the long- felt desire to draw and paint ... and a new career!
My favourite subjects are wildlife and horses, with forays into coastal scenes prompted by the beautiful Dorset coast close to home.

With preferred mediums being oil and pastel, I have been concentrating more on pastels recently and love to capture special 'light' moments, such as the shine on the coat of a black cat, or reflected light on a white horse.

I have gained numerous accolades. Voted Amateur "Wildlife Artist of the year" by Wildscape magazine in 2006 & 2009. Also in 2009 I was a finalist in the BBC Wildlife Artist of the year and the David Shepherd W.A.Y. 2013 my painting of a red headed Agama Lizard was voted best Acrylic painting at the National Exhibition of Wildlife Art. 2014 I have a triptych shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of The Year.

I exhibit with the Society of Equestrian Art, N.E.W.A Liverpool, Four Seasons Art Exhibition, Exbury Gardens Hampshire, The New Forest Open Exhibition and Ringwood Art Society I have also exhibited with Society of Women Artists and the Pastel Society in the Mall galleries London & St Barbe Museum Lymington Hampshire.

I will be demonstrating on my Stewarding days at Four Seasons Art Exhibition, Exbury gardens from April 8th - June11th. 2017, Dates as follows. April 9th, 12th,16th,19th, 23th, 26th and 30th. May 2st,7th,10th,14th,17th 20th,24th,28th, 31st and June-4th, 6th.