Fine Art Painting

Anne Skinner is an award-winning Seascape Artist and Portrait Photographer, based in Edinburgh. (Not to be confused with Anne Skinner, the Dundee-based Painter and Printmaker).

Anne began her artistic career with an Honours Degree in Painting from the Edinburgh College of Art, Heriot-Watt University in 1992. She went on to gain a Master’s Degree in European Fine Art from Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton in 1993. Her studies entailed periods of work in Salamanca and Barcelona.

A love of the Scottish coastline has led Anne to concentrate on native seascapes during the past few years; focusing on the nearby coast line of East Lothian and the Isles of Barra and Harris.

The East Lothian paintings capture the desolate beauty, vast skies and expansive sandscapes of this coastline; where shimmers of sun may break through a threatening sky. Whilst the Barra and Harris works show the ethereal quality of the Island; with saturated colours and a cool, almost dazzling brightness.

Anne visits and immerses herself in the landscapes, then works in her studio, building the paintings in carefully observed layers. This method takes time and consideration, allowing Anne to portray the sublime beauty at the heart of her coastlines. There is contrast and unease - where sky meets land, light meets dark, the sun is overcast by clouds and shadow. The depth and distance achieved by Anne in her compositions show the elusive quality of the coastlines, demonstrating that beauty is often out of reach and unattainable.

Portrait Photography

Anne Skinner is noted for her creativity and professionalism, with over 19 years of experience as a photographer. She takes enormous pride in working closely with clients to create beautiful, bespoke images. Anne’s artistic talent, photographic skills and interest in the wishes of each client are evident in every image she creates.

She established Anne Skinner Photographer in 2010. Specialising in portraiture (individual, children & corporate). Recent commissions include covering the East of Scotland for the UK's largest child model and talent agency, Bizzykidz. Photographing the Board of Directors at Standard Life, Edinburgh in 2015 and producing product and lifestyle shoots for the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014. 


Anne is fully covered for public liability and professional indemnity insurance and is located in Edinburgh. She may be contacted for photographic assignments by email or phone where she will be delighted to discuss your project.


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