Artwork by Anne Walbring
Anne Walbring is a visual artist based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. For the past years she has been working at her studio with oil, illustration, aquarelle and photography. She attended the University of Belas Artes Sao Paulo where studied Visual Arts. Also took classes with the fine art tutor Natalie Richy. Anne’s inspiration comes from literature, music, the suffering of Van Gogh and many others. At moment she is interested in mind and its different levels of consciousness. She has exhibited in many countries and is internationally awarded. Her works are part of private collections in Monaco, London, Lisbon, Brazil, New York, etc.
My art has never been about money or ego. I started painting at the age of six when, as a fatalistic teenager, I tried to leave something of myself in the world thinking that I would leave it soon.
I had a difficult childhood, with strict upbringing by abusive and absent parents. I never received a hug from my father and his last words I heard, on the night he died, were: “with that girl around I’m not going to get better, you need to take her to her grandmother’s house”. I was eight years old.
Then without him everything got worse, I suffered abuse from uncles and I left home with 11 years old. When I was thirteen I came back, when I was thirteen I was expelled out at ten o’clock at night and because I had nowhere else to go I asked one of my abusers for help! I hadn’t processed my traumas yet, it started soon after.
I didn’t speak to my mother for ten years and saw her a few times after that before she passed away a few years ago.
I expressed myself through art almost my whole life but really learnt how to painting with Natalie Richy on Old masters Academy! I admire her work and am very gratefull. And I wanna win the course so I can learn even more. It’s a treasure!
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