Anna Walsh’s work investigates human relationships with the natural word, particularly animals. The style of her painting and drawing is influenced by traditional natural history drawings, as well as artists such as Stubbs, Gericault, Durer and Van Dyck. The concepts of her work are inspired by artists whose work uses traditional methods, or references popular culture, but upon inspection is not what it at first appears, such as Walton Ford, Marcel Broodthaers or Peter Blake. Often her work includes references to popular, contemporary and kitsch culture, as well as everyday things that surround her, such as life in London, brands and packaging, overheard conversations. She enjoys the ironic outcomes that often burst out of mixing these clashing styles.
She studied Fine Art (Art & Aesthetics) at University of Wales Institute, Cardiff then MA in Book Arts at Camberwell College of Arts (The London Institute, now University of The Arts), graduating in 2001.
She has lived in south east London ever since, and as well as exhibiting and working on private commissions, is a founding member of the art/design collective Garudio Studiage, for whom she designs and makes various design led products for sale, or works on larger commissions alongside the other members.
She has had several solo exhibitions at Westbourne Grove Church Art Space, and has work in collections such as Tate Britain, London, National Collection of British Art - Artist Book Collection and University of the Arts, London - Special Collection, as well as various private collections.