DIXON-SMITH, Anna

1962 - ?

Anna & Adam Dixon-Smith

As Annabel M. C. Hogg, she was born at Gosport, Hamshire in November 1962, daughter of Peter Burgon Hogg (1910-1999) and his wife Gabriel Argentine née Alington (1931-2004), who married at Hampstead, London in 1951. Anna began her art training at Central St Martins in London and completed it at Suffolk University College, where she gained a First Class Honours degree. Before moving to Suffolk, Anna worked as a party designer for The Admirable Crichton, the renowned caterers in London. She married at Brecknock, Wales in 1992, Honble Adam William George Dixon-Smith (born 1963), son of Robert William Dixon-Smith, Baron Dixon-Smith and Georgina Janet née Cook. Anna has inherited, from her dancer mother, a love of dance that manifests itself in her energetic and rhythmic figure drawings, she draws from constantly moving dancers, performers and acrobats, which gives her work an immediacy and drama that captures the sequence of movement. Her work does not focus on the dramatic or the picturesque but the familiar and the commonplace, found objects scattered across the landscape, feathers, stones, seeds, fungi and bird's eggs catch her eye as she walks through the countryside, she then creates drawings and paintings based on these found objects. She works from her studio at Dove Barn, near Boxford in Suffolk but also gains inspiration from regular attendance at the Princes Drawing School in Hoxton, London. She has exhibited in London and Suffolk.







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