Anne MacLeod was born in Cumbernauld, Scotland. She had a keen interest in art, but didn’t pursue it in earnest, until aged 40, when she joined a Watercolour Landscape Art course at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing and from there, she never looked back. She undertook a variety of other art classes whilst pursuing her career in the Civil Service, and this culminated in her graduating this year with a BA in Painting from University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, England. She is currently completing her honours year.
Anne is a figurative painter focussing mostly on the urban environment.
Her medium of choice remains watercolour; in her opinion, a somewhat overlooked and misunderstood medium. Her current series of fire hydrant covers, showcase her technical skills and abilities and demonstrate the almost photo realistic results which can be achieved. By immersing herself in the minutiae in urban spaces, and recording what she sees and her response to it, and sharing this with others, these spaces are no longer over-looked and invisible, but instead become seen, noticed and appreciated by others.