A Gloucestershire resident, Ana Bianchi originally trained as a designer in Paris.

She later studied fine art at Chelsea, the Byam Shaw and Central St Martin’s in London.    A painter and sculptor, Ana has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. She has had extensive and successful solo exhibitions in London and in Norwich and was a selected artist at the 2009 Discerning Eye exhibition.

Now confining her work entirely to painting, in her most recent works Ana handles the texture, colour and form with a sculpting hand, almost carving the paint on to the canvas with a layering of colour and varied brushwork. The simplicity of her still lives belie the complex formal qualities that underpin her work.