Anna Harding: Artist & Illustrator

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Sunshine on a rainy day


A picture to brighten the dismal summer of 2012!  A woman stands in the pounding rain in front of York Minster, holding a huge bouquet of glowing sunflowers as the rain and wind tear through the people and tree around her.  


I stood in the cold, pouring rain on a May day, sketching and taking photographs of York Minster on a day like this.


I was looking at the reflections and how the rain affected people and the appearance of the buildings. I love the way people and buildings recede into the background through a 'fog' of rain, contrasting with the vivid yellow of the sunflowers in the foreground, hence my choice of charcoal and ink for all but the flowers in the picture.


Recent exhibitions:







1st July 2014   Group open brief exhibition at Auden House, Fulford, York



8th August 2014  8x8" exhibition at Blossom Street Gallery, York



1st July 2014   Open Exhibition, Mermaid and Miller, York



2014   Open brief exhibition, Golden Ball, York



2014   Cat Tails of York, solo exhibition, Auden House, York


17th October 2014   Organical Mechanical

Group exhibition with Open Studios York, celebrating our first anniversary as a Collective at the Golden Ball, York.

Forthcoming exhibitions: