Anne Corless's blog

Monday, 18 September, 2023
Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 24th September, for this Fine Art Trade Guild event! Informative and fun is the hallmark of these events and where else can you meet others from all areas of the art industry, from around the world?! I will be talking about my Art Journeys and the joy of collaborating with wildlife organisations and charities, most recently with ORCA through my art teaching on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. In my role as a Derwent Art Ambassador I recently worked with John Lewis & Partners and National Trust in aid of the Riverlands...
Friday, 25 August, 2023
It is always fun to share my love of the natural world when teaching art on cruises, especially when there are wildlife experts on board! I love collaborating with ORCA on our journeys with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. On our cruise earlier this year, on MV Borealis to 'Renaissance Italy, The Adriatic & Amalfi Coast', the ORCA Ocean Conservationists on board shared photos and videos with the guests, who appreciated this unique opportunity to not only learn more about ocean conservation but to gets tips on creating artwork of whales and dolphins! As a Wildlife Artist (working on this...
Friday, 20 May, 2022
Last weekend, Bob and I drove down to Stratford-Upon-Avon for the Fine Art Trade Guild Awards weekend. At the Awards dinner, I was both shocked and absolutely thrilled to be inducted into the Guild's Hall of Fame. I retired from the Fine Art Committee last Autumn after ten years, five of which were as Chair of the committee and also as a Director of the Guild (2012-2017). I also worked as the North West Branch Master for three years. Happy times...but we want to spend more time travelling now! I shall forever be amazed and delighted at having received this Award from the
Friday, 20 May, 2022
We are back home from an amazing cruise to the Azores and Iceland; teaching art workshops and whale watching with ORCA on board!   ORCA was involved in the planning of the cruise, suggesting the cruise followed the migration route of whales.  It was fun to liaise with the ORCA team who kindly supplied the artists in the art workshops with photos (to use as reference) from sightings on their trips, including on this cruise. They also came along to the workshops to see the artwork in progress and talk to us all about whales and dolphins. On the last full day at sea we held...
Wednesday, 16 June, 2021
Read about my Art Journey to Iceland and Greenland in 2019: 
Monday, 13 January, 2020
I was thrilled to see my latest article, about teaching art on a cruise ship, featured in Art + Framing Today magazine, published by the Fine Art Trade Guild.  Our cruise on Fred Olsen Cruise Lines MV Boudicca, to Iceland, Greenland and the Orkney Islands was truly magical.  As a wildlife artist it is wonderful to visit remote areas of the world; to experience the wonders of the natural world.Follow www.annecorlessartjourneys
Tuesday, 21 May, 2019
I am always thrilled to be invited to take part in the Art & Framing Roadshows here in the UK. 
Thursday, 28 June, 2018
Teaching how do draw and paint animals from life Derwent's magical Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria in the UK.  Love the Lake District!
Monday, 29 January, 2018
From time to time I enjoy spending time as Resident Artist on the Afternoon Show with Presenter John Gillmore (Gilly) at BBC Radio Lancashire, here in the UK.  We talk about all things art and I usually teach him some art techniques...great fun!  Here we are after a show in 2018!  I hope our artistic ventures and discussions on the show encourage everyone to have a go at art!
Tuesday, 28 November, 2017
Working as Artist in Residence is a fun thing to do and one of my favourite venues over the years has been Derwent's "magical" Pencil Museum in the Lake District (UK).  Situated in the beautiful town of Keswick, the Pencil Museum welcomes visitors from all over the world.  As Artist in Residence I demonstrate and teach visitors how to use the Derwent art products and show them the potential of all the different media.  Here I am in the Pencil Museum with the world's largest colour pencil!