Welcome to Anna Dillon's Online Gallery
Vibrant, Bold and Refreshingly Different
The Battlelines Redrawn Project is a study of how the battlefields of the First World War have regenerated over the past One Hundred Years. My focus centres on the landscapes of Ypres Salient and The Somme using reference from paintings produced by War Artists Paul Nash and William Orpen. The aim is to produce a series of large oil paintings which show how the landscape has recovered, in part, using photos from my recent trips out to the North of France and Belgium. A website explaining this project in more detail will be launched soon.
Books of interest
I have been fortunate that my work has been referenced in three books which can be seen below.
Colmer’s Hill, not far from the market town of Bridport in Dorset, has long been a recognised and much-loved landmark. An ongoing obsession for artist Marion Taylor has resulted in this brilliant book featuring images from twenty-two artists. These have portrayed Colmer’s Hill in their own unique style and who Marion feels have captured the “spirit of the place” that is Colmer’s Hill.
England's 100 Best Views
This is a beautifully illustrated book by Simon Jenkins that uses stunning photography, drawings and paintings to showcase his favourite views of England. A painting of mine, Looking over Ellesborough, part of my Ridgeway Series was chosen for the section about Coombe Hill in Buckinghamshire.
The North Wessex Downs
Brilliantly written and researched by the writer Steve Davison, this book is a fascinating resource about The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It guides you through the history, landscape, geology, wildlife, flora, heritage, literary and artistic connections. I am proud to have been featured in this. A beautiful book I’d recommend to anyone interested in this large and diverse area.