Ann Kilroy is am a painter working primarily in oils. Lots of her early memories are of drawing and messing with paint. She went to Winchester School of Art and obtained a BA [Hons] in the early 1980's. She has worked as an artist [along side doing a few other things] all her life. She lives and has a studio in Grantham.
All her work revolves around the natural environment. She specialise in painting landscapes and seascapes and endeavour to capture something of their ever changing mood and atmosphere, whether it be dark, turbulent skies or the brilliance of summer light. Her paintings are her direct response to the places that mean something to her. They express memory, emotion, time and place and she tries to create the feeling of space and peace that she experiences when outside. She is particularly inspired by the lovely scenery that surrounds her home. Yorkshire and the West Country also feature as subject matter.
She is quite a diverse artist as she also paints gardens and flowers in watercolour and mixed media and regularly turns her hands to illustration. Her work is always evolving as she enjoys experimenting but it is always informed by the beauty of nature.