Anne Swankie

Anne was born in London in 1951 and studied painting and drawing at Richmond School of Art in Surrey, UK.

I’ve always been fascinated by people in everyday situations going about their daily lives. I like to observe people unselfconsciously getting on with things, interacting with each other, perhaps having a drink or a meal. The umbrella thing has become a bit of an obsession. There’s something about the shape that works well in a composition and I enjoy the way that watery reflections pick up the light. Whenever it rains I dash out with my camera – I can get quite depressed if there’s a long dry spell...