About Anna Reid
Anna Reid (nee Gordon) was raised on a high country farm in the Cardrona Valley near Wanaka. She attended St Hildas Collegiate and Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin before travelling overseas.
After a number of years living in England, Anna returned to New Zealand to once again reside in Dunedin. For five years she attended a fine and visual arts course prior to establishing a studio in Dowling Street.
Living next to the Otago harbour for 20 years, Anna’s eye has been drawn to outcrops of land and water, and consequently a number of Anna’s works have represented this study. Her focus is devoted to exploring and experimenting with different mediums, especially when combining print making with painting.
It has always been her intention to represent an area, yet allow the viewer to question and determine their own conclusion.
Anna is both a printmaker and a painter. She enjoys the challenge and unpredictability of printmaking , where she works predominantly in drypoints.
Anna’s paintings are primarily acrylic and are texturally created on board. This surface allows vigorous sanding and scrubbing between layers of paint. She also utilises mixed media, where printmaking plates are dropped over a painting.
Her first solo exhibition at Anchorage Gallery, Port Chalmers was a sellout success. Raewyn Paris of the Anchorage Gallery chose Anna Reid as her favourite exhibition. “Amazing first exhibition. Truly gifted”.
Anna lives in St Leonards with her husband James and their three boys Oliver, Carlos, and Lucas.