Anne Courtine is a French artist living in between Brittany and Burslem Stoke on Trent.
She is a member of Pastelliste de France and has exhibited Internationally.
In June 2021 Anne describes "I was born into a family of artists, close to Paris where I learned art from my father and uncle.
I have been a practising artist since 2003.
I work primarily in pastels, but also use a variety of different media, including: coloured pencils, ink, watercolour, mixed media and collage.
My themes have evolved over time to include portraiture, Breton culture including Celtic and international heritage, marbles, pumpkins, irises and fruits. My paintings are concerned with the effect of light on a subject. Sometimes my work moves into abstraction.
Today, I enjoy exploring the wealth of the Breton heritage, in terms of the national dress, architecture and monuments, and aim to connect the viewer to the past by focusing on the work of the magnificent sculptors, carpenters and stonemasons of the past. I also enjoy the fascinating architecture of the Potteries.
From 2012 I exhibited in various Pastellist Salons, across France.
I have won several awards, including the excellent artisanal French pastel maker, Pastels Girault.
2015: Member of the Société des Pastellistes de France.
From 2018: Exhibitions in Italy, Moscow, USA, England, Canada.
2019: 30 illustrations for historian Bernard Rio's book, “1200 places of Legends in Brittany”, coop Breizh edition.
2020: Illustrated Olivier Risser's tale, "The Fairy of Westerbork," Childhood of the Trees edition.
2021: Scholarship from ADAGP (Association of Professional Graphic Copyrights), to produce my first monograph, scheduled for release in 2022.
I have tutored pastel workshops for many years.
Today, I live, work and exhibit between Brittany and Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. In Stoke I am fascinated by the rich heritage and long history of ceramic manufacturing.