Anna Stichbury was born in Wellington. She attended Wellington School of Design and graduated with a Bachelor of Design, majoring in Textiles. Still living in Wellington, Anna paints full-time from her home studio. Anna’s paintings are bold and feature intense hues, and gold leaf has become a regular feature. Her background in textiles and love of rich colour and texture are always evident in her work. These factors combine to create a vibrancy and immediate impact for the viewer. Her bold, gestural brushwork skillfully abstracts vast swathes of sea and sky. Areas of luminosity and dripping paint suggest details of place and time as well as highlighting elemental and emotional textures.