Anna Dempsey trained at The Victoria and Albert Museum and London University in Art History and spent seven years in Rome training to be an artist. She returned to the United Kingdom in 1979 and spent time training as a Botanic Artist at Flatford Mill. Anna also trained, and has worked for two decades, as a Garden Designer of Historic Houses. Trained by well known Garden Designer and Plantsman John Brooks Anna has a professional understanding and working experience of the plants she paints.
In the 1980’s Anna had several exhibitions of her Botanic Work on Silk, a process she perfected marrying Dutch flower painting on dark grounds with the Eastern Tradition of painting on Silk. Her process is a secret but she has now established a process of reproducing her work as a limited edition series of prints for the discerning collector. In addition, following her degree in Fine Arts at Liverpool University, Anna has distilled the Fine Art Process of Installation into a new concept for Interior Design. From the original paintings comes the Limited Edition Prints, and Anna has used the inspiration of these to design Cushions, Curtains, Lampshades, and Throws to bring an installation of the artist’s work into the Home at affordable prices in the current economic climate.
Anna Dempsey’s Original work is in private collections all over the world, and her environmental sculpture can be seen in North Wales and Chester.
Anna now has a new mission; to seek out and bring unique art & design to the home.
Launched in December 2013, AnnaDempsey.com is the online shopping experience. The site allows visitors to shop for brands all year round from fashion accessories and home furnishings to gifts and Interiors.
Anna says, “I became frustrated by the norm and the sameness of product. I felt that the time had come to create a website that helped the shopper find that unique and exclusively well designed product we are all searching for.”
Beyond the Galleries offer an ever developing range of products from a select group of individual companies. These include home décor, accessories, cosmetics, food & drink, gift items and many more. We already have well known artists and craftspeople who have chosen to join us to form a website aimed at the discerning shopper and the interior designer looking for something different and wanting that something special that they cannot find in normal retail outlets. We are increasing the variation of offering as we head towards Christmas 2014.
“Our mandate is to help small business gain the sales and marketing support they so vitally need in the face of the complete lack of promised support by the banks and the government. AnnaDempsey.com has been designed around a model of matching up-market retailers with affluent and traditionally hard-to-reach shoppers. We are turning Beyond the Galleries into a brand for upholding the marketing of British Designers and Craftspeople. “