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2016 October Artwork of the Month

Geological Medley - Dixcart Bay, 2012 by Anna Kirk-Smith

Geological Medley - Dixcart Bay, 2012

Artist: Anna Kirk-Smith

Medium: mixed media

This painting was part of the 'Art for the Love of Sark' exhibition in 2012. That exhibition was the culmination of an 'Artists for Nature Foundation' residency on the island, examining Sark's beauty and biodiversity.

Anna Kirk-Smith initially trained as a vet before graduating from the Royal College of Art. She is inspired by the natural world, particularly from coastal and marine environments. Anna's fine art practice includes research and conservation projects,commissions from the Wildlife Trust, and work with the scientists of Hull Geological Society.

She is a director of an arts development company and lectures in Fine Art at Hull School of Art and Design. Anna has won numerous awards, including the Mann Group Drawing Prize (2003), the Birdscapes Gallery Award (2009) and the Wildlife Trusts Underwater Award (2010).