Anne Woodham, Sofa People, 2005
Anne Woodham is a figurative artist and former journalist interested in exploring the psychological narratives revealed in body language, gestures and facial expressions. Starting from sketchbook drawings and photographic images that capture 'frozen' moments of interaction between people, she works in charcoal, conté and ultimately oil on canvas, using artistic interventions (composition, tone, brushstrokes) to express additional levels of meaning and emotion.
Years of interviewing people as a journalist encouraged her to observe subliminal communication signals, nuanced by individual attitudes, beliefs and memories
Anne Woodham graduated as BA(Hons) Fine Art from Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College in 2005, studied drawing at the Slade Summer School, and has a BTEC Diploma in Art and Design from Richmond Adult Education College, as well as a BA in English and Anthropology from Sydney University.
Anne shows regularly at the annual Bedford Park Summer exhibition, co-curated Insight at Wycombe General Hospital, Bucks in 2003, and has exhibited in other group exhibitions, including at St Paul's School Art Gallery in Barnes.
As a journalist she specialized in health for national newspapers and magazines. During her career she was a foreign correspondent, Deputy Editor of Good Housekeeping, freelance journalism tutor at the City Literary Institute and author of several health books.
In summer 2007, Anne exhibited in Artists at Home in Chiswick. She is also a guide at Tate Modern and Tate Britain.