Anne is first and foremost a marine artist with a deep appreciation for the natural world. Based in Tighnabruaich on Argyll's Secret Coast with Loch Fyne a short ferry journey away, she has spent many years living surrounded by the raw beauty of the West Coast of Scotland. The area with it's wild and rugged coastline, ever changing skies and deep sea lochs provide endless inspiration for her mix of contemporary and realistic subjects. Anne has worked as an artist for over twenty years, becoming one of Argyll's Secret Coast's recognised marine artists. Her oil, watercolour and pastel paintings can be found in private collections around the world and across Scotland. She has exhibited her paintings since 2001.
Visit the Gallery Page here to see her latest paintings, together with a selection from her favourite and varied portfolio of yachts and trawlers, seascape and animal pictures and email if you would like to learn where Anne's paintings are currently on display and available to view.
Anne has worked in various media, including in watercolour and pastels, but now paints predominantly in oil on linen. Linen retains its natural oils, which helps to preserve the fibre's flexibility and stops the canvas from becoming brittle. Strong and durable it is often favoured by professional artists and with a smoother weave is ideal for Anne's style.
There is an escapist element to seascapes that captures Anne's imagination, whether it be tranquil water or stormy seas, you'll find water an ever-present part of Anne's evocative marine art. An animal lover by nature, she has created many paintings in pastels; a medium she particularly favours for close up animal portraits. The wonderful texture of pastels and their ability to blend so beautifully means finished artworks often emanate the same richness and depth as oil paintings.
Anne Hewitt is based in the village of Tighnabruaich, where she has been living and painting out of her studio for over twenty years. As a marine artist on Argyll's Secret Coast, she is well placed to capture the beauty and magic of the surrounding areas.
Tighnabruaich is a popular destination for The Waverley, the last ocean-going paddle steamer in operation, on her “Doon The Watter” summer visits. Anne has been involved with The Tighnabruaich Pier Association for many years, an organisation dedicated to raising funds to support The Waverley and maintain the pier. Anne continues to contribute her artwork featuring The Waverley and images of Argyll's Secret Coast for sale on the pier.