Anna is a London based artist, designer and author.
Graduating from The Bartlett School of Architecture in 2008, Anna’s architectural background informs her illustration work, bringing the precision of traditional technical drawing and perspective techniques to narratively-driven scenes with a rich spatial and atmospheric complexity.
Anna enjoys working ‘small stories’ into a scene; adding details, objects and gestures to the overall composition which conveys a deeper sense of the passage time and the patterns of use around the single moment.
Her first book Square Eyes, with co-writer Luke Jones, was published in 2018 by Jonathan Cape. 8 years in the making, it is a 256 page graphic novel which explores a possible future for our cities in which the appearance of our spaces can be constantly and completely changed through layers of digital augmentation. The artwork draws on traditional draughting and illustration styles in order to bring more warmth and familiarity to these depictions of near-future world, as well as using colour tones as a narrative device and playing with the format of the page.
This work won a 2019 World Illustration Award.
Anna’s interests in colour, atmosphere, and linework are influenced by artists ranging from Edmund Dulac and Winsor McCay, through Maxfield Parrish to Katsuhiro Otomo and Moebius.
She teaches architecture at London Metropolitan University and the University of Nottingham.
Previous Clients Include; Jonathan Cape, Leap Motion, Oslo Architecture Triennale, The Architecture Foundation, Golden Hare Books, RIBA Publishing, Hawkins\Brown Architects, London Wildlife Trust, Way Group Hotels, Serendip Productions
2010 Observer/Comica/Jonathan Cape Graphic Short Story Prize Runner Up, 2019 World Illustration Award for Square Eyes