The range of commissions to date extends from bronze busts of leading statesmen for the House of Commons, including former Prime Minister John Major, Michael Heseltine and Roy Jenkins – to young people and children, including one of the Queen’s grandchildren. She has regularly exhibited with the Society of Portrait Sculptors.
Anne prefers to work from life. Sculpting a portrait – and sitting for a portrait – is a very intimate exercise. Empathy with the sitter is essential to convey personality beyond mere likeness. If sculpting a portrait starts as “a dance with a stranger”, it must end as a conversation between close friends.
Surrounded by a large family herself, she has a special affinity with children whom she sculpts with great joy and loving sensitivity.