Ana Livingston was born in Argentina, in 1941,
lived in Paris in the sixties where she tool up life drawing classes
at the Ecole
des Beaux Arts. She subsequently attended classes at the Heatherly
School of Arts in London, before returning to Paris in 1981, where
she joined the studio of Sophia
Vari, Ana's leading mentor.
Ana's work is inspired by
the spanish still life painters of the XVIIth century
(Sanchez Cotan). The mood and light of her compositions
are reminiscent of XVth century italian painters. Her
paintings retain an element of simplicity, stemming from
her study and observation of J. S. Chardin's work. This
is more noticeable in her glass
and basket paintings.
In 1993, she moved to Provence where she now lives and
where she has held exhibitions, in Gordes (1996), Avignon
(1998) and Isles-sur-la-Sorgue (1999).
Her work is also shown at the Brian
Gallery (Oxford) where she will hold a second exhibition in
June 2003. More recently, an exhibition of her work and other
still life painters was held at the Albermarle
Gallery in London. (September 2002)