Anne Mcleod


'a technically exacting watercolourist...known for her landscape, plant, floral, and animal studies. Beyond her sound sense of colour, her watercolour compositions are complex arrangements of light and shade, tonal schemes in which the white of the paper is saved for "the cleanest highlights", requiring great forethought and precision.’

- Aidan Dunne, The Irish Times Visual Art Critic and Contributor


Anne McLeod grew up in the English Lake District but has lived mostly in rural Ireland, first in Co. Limerick, and since 1991 in Co. Wexford. Self-taught as an artist, she found her own way with watercolours, discovering for herself its many techniques, thereby creating an individual style and approach. She began painting professionally 30 years ago in Australia where the extraordinary effects of light and shade stirred a painterly instinct in her. She is inspired by a love of her Irish home, with its hills and lanes, its flowers, and its farm animals.

Anne McLeod was elected to the Watercolour Society of Ireland in 2000, receiving their Dart Award and O’Sullivan Graphics Award at subsequent exhibitions. She exhibits extensively nationwide and her work is in many public and corporate collections. Anne’s work will be on exhibit as part of the 2019 Bloom Botanical Art Exhibition.

If you would like to see examples of her work please click here to a link for Anne's website.