Anna Tosney is a printmaker from Skipton in Northern England. Her latest collection is inspired by the landscape of the National Park near her home and struck such a chord with the people there that it is being exhibited in the offices of the National Park authority in Bainbridge.
Featuring farmers, animals and the famous drystone walls of the area, Tosney explains that the area where she was born has a distinctive character:
“Born and bred in Skipton, the inspiration for my work has always come from the Dales and the scenes of farming life that surround us. My aim has always been to recreate the moody skies, amazing landscapes, and loveable characters of Yorkshire.
“Recently working in Denmark, I was also inspired by my close surroundings there, very different from my homeland, but equally beautiful. Forests, lakes, deer and wildlife have been some of my most recent challenges.
“My style is to distil the scenes to their simplest forms, and the resulting work is both bold and contemporary.”
Tosney studied fine art at the University of Wales, institute, Cardiff, and completed a BA (Hons) degree in 2000. In 2004 she received an MA in Ceramics from the same university.
The collection can be seen at the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority offices in Bainbridge, England, from 8.30am to 4.30 pm Monday to Friday.