Known to friends as ‘Arty Anth’, Anthea is now retired after a varied life as a Wren, a teacher, bail-officer and full-time mum. Describing herself as a ‘bit of a show-off’, she is seized by the desire to paint quickly and furiously. Anthea describes her art as colourful and robust; she dislikes delicacy, preferring a good broad brush. Her staple is oil paints with texture created using a pallette knife. Anthea claims she doesn’t have a weak area – she gives everything a go and admits she is pretty good at most things! Living in in Cornwall, Anthea naturally has a passion for landscapes and seascapes, and adores Turner.