The work shown here is inspired by Monemvasia and the
Peloponnese. Anna spent part of her childhood on Spetses during the 1950s.
She now visits Greece for inspiration then returns to her studio in England
where she painstakingly creates her works of art.
ANNA CHRISTY trained in Graphic Design during the 1970s.
gaining a BA Honours degree plus an Art Teacher's Diploma.
While bringing up a family she continued to develop
her interest in embroidery and textiles, taking a City and Guilds Certificate.
She has been creating embroidered textile pictures based on the Greek
landscape for the past twenty years. Her techniques have extended from
the original fine hand-stitching to incorporate machine-stitching, collage,
fabric painting and dyeing, hand-made papers and raw silk felts.
Anna Christy has exhibited regularly with the gallery
since 1992, when she was in a two person show. She also exhibited in British
Artists in Greece in 1995 and in A British Gallery in Greece in
1998, both shows organised by Jill Yakas as part of Britain in Greece
and Britain and Greece, two prestigious Festivals held in Athens.
Anna has also taught art and embroidery, worked
as a graphic designer, and as a costume designer for Great Elms Music
Trust. She practices as a teacher of the Alexander Technique and is a
manager of a clinic of natural health in England.