Ana Bianchi is a contemporary British artist originally trained as a designer in Paris, later studying fine art at Chelsea, the Byam Shaw and Central St Martin’s in London. At the start of her career she was making both two and three dimensional works of art. Now confining her work entirely to painting, in her most recent works Ana handles the texture and form of the landscape with a sculpting hand, almost carving the paint on to the canvas with a layering of colour and varied brushwork. These paintings are explorations of the cutting and layering of shape and colour in a rural setting and they combine a rich palette with a tendency to abstraction and painterly brushwork. Her work maintains a delightful equilibrium between the representational and the subject as abstract inspiration. The simplicity of her still life and figure paintings belie the complex formal qualities that underpin her work.
Ana has had four solo exhibitions. Other galleries that show her work are the Moncrieff-Bray Gallery, Petworth, West Sussex; the Flint Gallery, Blakeney, Norfolk and The Mark Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset.