Anna Poulton Artist
Born in Yorkshire, I gained my Hons Degree in Fine Art at Bretton Hall College, and then completed a four-year apprenticeship in antique restoration. In 200I I set up my own successful business, making bespoke furniture and restoring antiques. I am currently a mother to my beautiful son Barney and run art workshops for children and adults. My artwork has always been part of my life which I feel reflects in my artwork. My environment and the community I live in have a strong influence on my work, my studio being at home and in the garden.
I make mixed media drawings full of playful marks and layers of texture. My work leans towards abstraction but still has an essence of the source of where it came from.

My current work investigates the shapes and structure found in nature and the world around me, using observational drawing to investigate how form and space change due to elements like light and time. My working method involves a puzzling process of creating drawings and prints full of expressive marks, then using the destructive action of ripping to reshape and find a harmony. A bit like finding the end of a tangled thread, so I can untangle it.
The Northern Echo
Quote about winning the Swinton Foundation prize.
“I’m delighted to have won the Swinton Foundation Prize. The recognition of being chosen by professional judges from the art world is fantastic. I’ve had an amazing time staying at Swinton Castle which has left me feeling inspired and excited about my forth coming exhibition at Swinton. “