ABOUT ANNELIESE APPLEBY

“Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known.”  Oscar Wilde

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Anneliese creates and hand-prints her stunning wallpapers from a family home and studio on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire borders.  

“The wallpapers begin life with drawings, either out in the countryside or from found and collected objects. I then take these sketches back inside to the tabletop to develop and refine a design.”

All of this is done on paper.     “I enjoy using technology for some aspects of what I do, but when it comes to the wallpapers, they are created entirely ‘by hand’.   I need to feel attached to what I am making and to engage creatively with every stage of the process”

“I produced my first prints at school, aged sixteen.  I was instantly captivated by the alchemy of printmaking with its potential creative and explorative qualities.”  

She has gone on to explore many print processes, to appreciate the faithfulness of print in its reproduction and to enjoy the elements of serendipity and surprise.

At the start of her career Anneliese studied Graphic Design, gained a teaching qualification and taught Fine Art Printmaking for ten years. Her fascination with Print resulted in an MA Multi Disciplinary Printmaking and in 2013 she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) bursary to enable her to further develop her skills.  

“The scholarship enabled three years as an apprentice to a Master Letterpress Printer which, as well as acquiring further skill, also provided an insight into working as an autonomous craftsperson.”  

Anneliese’s calibre as an Artist and Designer has been established over the past twenty five years within the Design and Fine Art industries.   She now works as an independent designer creating wallpapers, along with an omnium gatherum of selected commission projects.

Established 1990

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Photography – Caroline Potter & Anneliese Appleby