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Originally trained as a designer in Paris, Ana Bianchi later studied fine art at Chelsea, the Byam Shaw and Central St Martin’s in London. A painter and sculptor, she has exhibited widely in the UK and Europe. A Gloucestershire resident, she has exhibited at the Stroud House Gallery, The Dollar Street Gallery, Cirencester and more recently with the Brian Sinfield Gallery, Burford. She has been a regular contributor to the biennial Quenington open-air sculpture show which she curated from 2005 to 2015.
In London she had solo painting exhibitions at the Gavin Graham Gallery in 2002, 2003 and in 2005 at the COSA Gallery, Ledbury Road. She had a fourth solo show at the St Giles Street Gallery in Norwich in May 2009. She was a selected artist at the 2009 Discerning Eye exhibition and had a double show with Cornish artist, Caroline Delevingne, in Cork Street that same year. In May 2013 she exhibited with John Penrose Fine Art in a solo show at the ROA Gallery, Pall Mall, London and in 2016 and 2019 she was in a three-artist exhibition at the Mark Jerram Gallery in Sherborne. She has recently been taken on by the McAllister Thomas Gallery in Godalming and will feature in their Christmas Show.
She now confines her work entirely to painting and, in her most recent works, she handles the texture, colour and form of the land with layers of colour and varied brushwork. Often inspired by the landscape that surrounds her or places she has visited, these paintings are explorations of the cutting and layering of shape and colour in a rural setting and they combine a rich palette with a tendency to abstraction and painterly brushwork. These works maintain a delightful equilibrium between representational landscapes and landscape as abstract inspiration. The simplicity of her still lives and figure paintings belie the complex formal qualities that underpin her work.
Her work can be seen at the Flint Gallery in Blakeney, North Norfolk, the British Art Portfolio based in Guilsborough, Northampton, The Jerram Gallery in Sherborne, Dorset and the McAllister Thomas Gallery in Godalming, Surrey.