Welcome to my blog. My name is Anne Parker and I have been living in the south of Italy in an area called Basilicata for the last 9 years. ( I am originally from Scotland) I have a little studio in the small town of Pisticci which I bought with an inheritance 4 years ago. It’s 2 little one roomed houses side by side in an area called Dirupo. I have a dream that one day I wont be the only artist living here. Property is very cheap and the area is beautiful, the people are lovely and the weather is great most of the year. I only painted portraits when I arrived here, intending to get a job teaching english or something and paint on the side, but jobs are hard to come by for Italians far less stranieri who dont speak italian very well, so I kept on painting. I went to an art class and learned to use oils and also more importantly that I could be much better than I thought. I could have learned more had I understood more italian but I enjoyed meeting the other students and made one very good friend. Then I started painting the local scenery, street scenes in particular and after that some countryside.i started selling paintings at a local market and also some further afield. I am hoping to use this blog to keep me focused on working to stay here and would be delighted to meet anyone visiting the area. I also have a blog about living here at http://moltobrava.blogspot.com my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org My current website is http://custoza89pisticci.weebly.com You can also buy prints of my paintings from Fineartamerica . ( just put Anne parker in the search box for artists – and I am the one from pisticci wearing a hat.)
Most of the paintings on this blog (except portraits) are available for sale on request. I am also happy i,f you like , to make another version of any that are sold in any size that would suit.. Am also available to do commissions.