About Anna Palmer

“In my current work I am concentrating on the coastline and it’s flora and fauna of the North Island of New Zealand as I feel that this area is part of my culture. I have lived, worked and played here all my life.  I have drawn primarily in conte pastel on black paper since art school days. Pastel provides me with immediacy of expression and intensity of colour.

My work is a celebration of colour, form and the energy created by their juxtaposition: the contrast of earth colours with bright acrid blues, purples and oranges; the intense, dramatic light of late afternoon; the jaggedness of the land against the sea. 

I like to create a sense of space in my images by overlapping several fields of vision.”  


1980-1983:   Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in painting at Auckland University.

1984: Trainee Curator, Fisher Gallery, Auckland.

1985-1988: Combined working as an Artist and Fashion Designer.

1989- Professional Artist