Ann McCay

Ann McCay

Ann McCay’s paintings convey a sense of space and have a strong narrative element. Settings are theatrical, often portraying man made structures within natural vegetation. The eye is led along paths, through windows and into doorways. The familiar is made strange through the use of intense colour and light. The juxtaposition of images inspires the viewer to create his or her own stories.

Ann studied Fine Art at the University of the West of England specialising in printmaking.  She moved to Granada in Southern Spain, attracted by the Moorish architecture and mediterranean colour, and produced patterned posters of cities and large batik compositions. Back in London she developed an interest in portraiture, before moving to Shropshire in 1998 with her young family where she has brought these strands of artistic interest together.

Her commissioned portraits have been shown at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery, and her paintings have been exhibited regularly throughout her career.


Spring Haberdashery
Oil on Linen
20 x 20 Inches
£995

Waiting
Oil on Linen
9.5 x 12 Inches

Girl Reading
Oil on Linen
12 x 12 Inches

Girl Drawing
Oil on Linen
8 x 8 Inches

Girl at Work
Oil on Linen
9 x 12 Inches

Gathering Sticks
Oil on Linen
9.5 x 12 Inches

Returning Through the Wood
Oil on Linen
12 x 12 Inches

Drawing by the Window
Oil on Wood Pane
7 x 8 Inches

Setting Off
Oil on Wood Panel
12 x 8 Inches

Girl Carrying a Chicken
Oil on Linen
8 x 8 inches

Entering a Wood
Oil on Linen
8 x 8 inches

An Unexpected Arrangement
Oil on Linen
8 x 8 inches

Girl by her Cabin
Oil on Linen
8 x 8 inches

Looking for Ideas
Oil on Canvas
8 x 8 inches

The Hen’s Tale
Oil on Canvas
15.5 x 17.5 inches