Anne Lever (born in Sussex) is inspired by her love and knowledge of the British landscape and its history. She studied law at university and worked as a London lawyer before leaving her practise and settling in Cheshire.
She has a wonderful eye for colour and structure. Her work is ordered by geometry and infused with the spirit of place. “I have a passion for paint and am compelled to push through boundaries to resolve things which I do not fully comprehend at the time, the results are always a surprise and lead on to further discoveries.”
After bringing up a family she was able to concentrate on painting and found a mentor in Robin Child whose own Professor studied under Sickert. She is also a member of the Rosvik Collective, a group of Artists interested in Abstract and Semi-Abstract art. She would place herself within the imaginative neo-Romantic tradition and her art is influenced by among others Paul Cezanne, the American Expressionist Richard Diebenkorn, and the British Artist Keith Vaughan.
“In my painting I seek to transmit something of what I feel when a fleeting glimpse of something in the landscape stops me in my tracks. I go out in all weathers. I try to capture the sensation in my work. Not by recording reality but by finding an image that reflects my experience. Sometimes this just breathes itself onto the surface; sometimes it is a monumental struggle; and all within the confines of the rectangle and on a flat surface. It is a process of finding and recognising rather than making.”
Exhibiting widely and with a growing following her work is in many private collections.