Anne Corless RN, RM, BA (Hons) Design, MMAA, ASET, AFC
Artist and Medical, Natural History and Scientific Illustrator

Writer & Art Tutor
Adobe Creative Educator
Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner

Derwent Art Ambassador

Adobe Creative Educator, Level 1
BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training.

Post Graduate Qualification Medical Art. MMAA.
BTEC Level 3 Award Life Drawing (Visual Arts).
Level 2 Award Life Drawing.
B.A. (Hons) Design.
(specialising in Natural History and Scientific Illustration.)
Registered Midwife.
Registered Nurse.

Barber Surgeons & MAET Student Bursary.

Professional Membership (Teaching):
Associate Member Society of Education and Training.

Professional Memberships (fine art, illustration and writing):
Member of the Fine Art Trade Guild, sitting on the Fine Art Committee for ten years from 2011 to 2021; elected as Chair (2012 to 2017), previously NW Branchmaster for 3 years.
Honoured to be inducted into the Fine Art Trade Guild Hall of Fame in May 2022.

Member Association of Illustrators.

Professional Memberships (medical illustration):
Member of the Royal College of Midwives.
Professional Member of the Association of Medical Illustrators (USA).

Member of the Medical Artists Association.
Registered Medical Illustration Practitioner.
On the Academy for Healthcare Science Register accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Past member of the  Assocation Europeenes des Illustrateurs Medicaux et Scientifiques .

Signature Member of Artists for Conservation.
Awarded ‘Conservation Artist of the month’ December 2013.

Member of the Association of Animal Artists.
A Founder Member, Inaugural Chair for 4 years, Honorary Life Member.

Previously, NW Branch Coordinator Society of Equestrian Artists 2003 to 2008.

Art Ambassador for Derwent 
Artist in Residence at Derwent Pencil Museum, Keswick, Cumbia in 2013, 2014 (x 2), 2015 (x 2), 2017, 2018 and Professional Artist Demonstrator for Derwent at Patchings Art Festival, UK 2013 and 2023.

Artist in Residence & Cruise Ship Art Instructor:
Art Instructor, Entertainment Team at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines.

Art Instructor / Workshop Leader:
HF Holiday Leader, teaching on art holidays around the UK.

Art Exhibition Judge/ Awards Judge:
Judge (and Award Founder); Association of Animal Artists Inaugural Chairman’s Award
(2014/ 2015/ 2016/ 2017/ 2018/ 2019/ 2022/ 2023).

Judge; Association of Association of Animal Artists Annual Exhibition

Judge; Guild Artists Exhibition, Fine Art Trade Guild
(2015/ 2016/ 2017/ 2018/ 2019).

Judge; Jorge Aguilar-Agon Student Artist Award, Fine Art Trade Guild
(2015/ 2016/ 2017/ 2018/ 2019).

Previous Artist in Residence/ Guest Speaker/ Art Demonstrator & Workshop Tutor events:
(working as Artist in Residence/ art Instructor/ Art Demonstrator):

Taught an online workshop on Landscape Painting (plein air painting) for John Lewis & Partners in collaboration with Derwent and the National Trust. 2023.

Represented Fine Art Trade Guild at The Art & Framing Roadshow with Wessex Pictures at Chester in 2015 and 2019, and Wigan in 2018.

Resident Artist with John Gillmore ‘Gilly’ on BBC Radio Lancashire 2011 and 2018.
Anne joined Gilly on the Afternoon Show, sharing her love and knowledge of art materials and techniques at each visit; either in the studio or on outside broadcasts. Workshops for the public, some held live on air, held in the Exhibition Area included 'Animal Art' and ‘Faces of Gilly’ Portrait Art Workshops with Gilly as the model!  Anne also taught Gilly (and sometimes guests) how to paint, live on air.

Artist in Residence; Nature in Art, Gloucestershire, UK in 2014 and 2015.
“The World’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature.” Anne loves to visit Nature in Art with its inspirational artwork and an almost constant flow of visitors to the art studio, eager to talk about wildlife art and the natural world!

Medical Art Workshop Tutor; Queen Mary and Barts and The London Neuroscience Society
Feb 2015: ‘Neuro Anatomy Workshop; An introduction to Medical Illustration.’

Guest Speaker; Making Pictures in Manchester in Nov 2012 and 2013 and Yorkshire in Nov 2014.
Topics: ‘Marketing and PR for Creatives’, 'Best practice in fine art' and Networking for Artists’.
Anne enjoys being a guest speaker at 
Fine Art Trade Guild events.

Guest Speaker at Fine Art Trade Guild; Art and Framing Convention UK 2013. Harrogate, Yorkshire.
Topic: ‘The business side of being an artist’.

Project Manager, Designer & Art Workshop Tutor. BBC Radio Merseyside. Autumn 2012 and Spring 2013.
Commissioned by Clatterbridge Cancer Centre and supported by BBC Radio Merseyside & ‘Up for Arts’, & ‘Voluntary Arts England‘. 3 day Art Workshops with live on air interviews.  Resulting artworks designed by Anne Corless for the interior walls of the first mobile cancer treatment centre in the UK.  A plaque naming Anne features on the wall.

Guest Speaker: Spring Fair International. NEC, Birmingham. February 2012.
Topic: ‘My Life in Art’.  Anne enjoys being a guest speaker on behalf of the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Art Exhibitor & Demonstrator: St Annes Arts and Music Festival. Lancashire.  2012.

Art Workshop Tutor: Leisure Painter and The Artist Magazines. Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire.  July 2012.
Topic: Demonstrating Derwent’s Artbar Range. 
Art Workshop Tutor: BBC Radio Merseyside. July 2012
‘Portrait Art workshops’ as part of Up for Arts project at BBC Radio Merseyside supported by Voluntary Arts England & Campaign for Drawing. Interviewed ‘live on air’ by BBC Radio Presenters Billy Butler, Willie Miller and Helen Jones.

Guest Speaker/ Demonstrator.  BBC Masterclass at BBC Radio Lancashire. October 2011.
Venue: 2026 Gallery, BBC Radio Lancashire.
BBC Master Class on ‘Portraiture’ with model in front of invited audience. Advertised nationally on BBC Shows and Tours.

Art Workshops Instructor: ‘St Anne’s YMCA Art Group’ 2011/2012.

Guest Speaker/ Demonstrator.  BBC Masterclass 2011.
Venue: BBC Radio Lancashire.
Topic: Portraiture. 
Venue: 2026 Gallery, BBC Radio Lancashire.
BBC Master Class on ‘Portraiture’ with model in front of invited audience (fully booked).
Advertised nationally on BBC Shows and Tours.

Guest Speaker: International Clubfoot Conference. Manchester.  Nov 2008.
Topic: ‘Health Promotion, the role of medical art today’.
Anne was thrilled to be invited to speak about the medical art and the importance of dynamic and accurate visual imagery in health education and promotion.

Solo Exhibitions:
A selection are listed here.
Solo Exhibition at The Northern, Didsbury, Manchester.  2012.
Solo Exhibition in the 2026 Exhibition Space at BBC Radio Lancashire.  2011.
Solo exhibition at Dee Fine Arts Gallery, Heswall on the Wirral. 2011.

Selected / Invitational Exhibitions and Auction events:
A selection are listed here.
Guild Artist’s ExhibitionsUK:
in Harrogate, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Guild Gallery, London and online.
2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya.  Charity Auction.  July 2014.
Anne donated 2 paintings including ‘Hope and Mt Kenya’; a painting created especially for Ol Pejeta.

Live.Art.Liverpool Exhibition in aid of The Prince’s TrustWall to Wall GalleryMetquarter. 2014.
Anne donated artworks for charity auction.
Live Portrait Art Demonstration at Charity Auction of David Wareing, Senior Partner, Hill Dickinson LLP.

Scope Art Fair, Miami, USA. See.Me. 2013.

Artists for Conservation Exhibition 2013, Canada.

Art in the City, in aid of The Prince’s Trust. Wall to Wall Gallery. Metquarter. Liverpool. 2013.
Anne donated artworks for charity silent auction.

The Ark Exhibition, Lytham Heritage Centre, Lancashire, 2012.

Art in the Park 2012, Lytham Hall, Lancashire. 2012.

Animal Art Fair 2011, in aid of Tusk Trust. Fulham Palace, London.

Art in the Park 2011, Lytham Hall, Lancashire.

Animal Art Exhibition, Browsholme Hall, Lancashire. 2010.

Art of Giving Exhibition, Queens Elm Gallery, Chelsea, London. 2009.
Exhibition in aid of Born Free Foundation and George Adamson Wildlife Preservation Trust. 

Cheetah Conservation Fund charity auction. 2008.
Anne donated a large oil painting.

Thoroughbred Rehabilitation Centre, Lancashire, UK in 2008.
Anne donated watercolour painting of 1984 Grand National Winner ‘Hallo Dandy’.

Graham Budd Auctions, Sotherby’s, New Bond Street, London. 2006.

Joint Exhibition; Samlesbury Hall, Lancashire. 1999.

Born Free Foundation charity auction, London. 1999.
Charity Ball raised £10,00 from auction of donated artworks.
Anne donated 3 large oil paintings and 2 watercolour paintings of African wildlife.

Group Exhibitions include:
A selection are listed here.
Association of Animal Artists exhibitions from 2009 to 2015; Castle Park Arts Centre, Frodsham, UK., Haworth Art Gallery, Lancashire. UK. and 2026 Gallery, BBC Radio Lancashire.
‘Absolutely Animal’ exhibitions from 2005 to 2008.

Magazines (Author & illustrator):
A selection of articles written/ illustrated by Anne are listed here.

January 2020: Art + Framing Today magazine
Article "Art as a personal adventure".

October 2019:  Art + Framing Today magazine
Article "A North Atlantic art odyssey".

October 2018:   Art + Framing Today magazine.
Two articles on social media.

June 2018:   Art + Framing Today magazine.
Article on social media.

September 2016: Rosemary & Co Artists Brushes Autumn Newsletter.
Article on wildlife art.

June 2016:  Art + Framing Today magazine.
Topic: ‘The Wild Bunch’ article on wildlife.

October 2014:  Leisure Painter Magazine.

November 2012:  Leisure Painter Magazine.
Topic: ‘Still life’ (botanical oil painting)’.

October 2012:  Leisure Painter Magazine.
Topic: ‘Still life’ (botanical preparatory sketches in watercolour & oil).

May 2012: Leisure Painter Magazine.
Topic: ‘Painting  a still life in watercolour’ (botanical – vegetables).

2011 October: Leisure Painter Magazine.
Topic: ‘How to draw horses’.

2011 August: Leisure Painter Magazine (E Newsletter).
Topic: ‘How to find (and keep) inspiration for your artwork’.

August 2011: Leisure Painter Magazine (Summer issue).
Topic: ‘How to draw and paint animals’.

Summer 2011: Leisure Painter Magazine (Summer issue).
Topic: ‘A report on Derwent Tinted Charcoal Pencils’. 

A selection are listed here.
Resident Artist, Afternoon Show with John Gillmore ‘Gilly’ on BBC Radio Lancashire. 2018.
Anne returns as Resident Artist at BBC Radio Lancashire joining ‘Gilly’, BBC Presenter John Gillmore on the Afternoon Show, sharing her love and knowledge of art materials and techniques at each visit; either in the studio or on outside broadcasts.

Project Manager, Workshop Leader & Designer; BBC Radio Merseyside & ‘Up for Arts’.  2012/13.
Designed two large wall friezes using art from art workshops (supported by Voluntary Arts England) at BBC Radio Merseyside, for use in the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Mobile Treatment Unit; the first in the UK.  Live on air interviews during the workshops by BBC Radio Presenters Billy Butler, Willie Miller and Helen Jones.  Live interviews with BBC Radio Presenter Helen Jones at event attended by workshop artists, patients and staff at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre’s Mobile Treatment Unit to view the two completed wall friezes.  Anne is honoured to be recognised for her work on this project; on a wall plaque in the unit.

Resident Artist, Afternoon Show with John Gillmore ‘Gilly’ on BBC Radio Lancashire. 2011.
Anne enjoyed her role as Resident Artist at BBC Radio Lancashire joining ‘Gilly’, BBC Presenter John Gillmore on the Afternoon Show, sharing her love and knowledge of art materials and techniques at each visit and running two series of workshops; ‘animal art’ and portraiture ‘Faces of Gilly’.

BBC Masterclass at BBC Radio Lancashire. October 2011.
Art demonstration with audience (fully booked) on portraiture with a model in the 2026 Gallery, BBC Radio Lancashire.  Advertised nationally on
BBC Shows and Tours.

Interview Lancashire Life Magazine. August 2009. 

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