Annette Townsend

Annette Townsend is a freelance natural history artist with over 20 years' experience. She previously worked as a scientific artist and conservator at the National Museum Wales. She is an expert in wax modelling and has produced commissioned work for the National Botanic Garden of Wales, Kew Gardens and the BBC.

Describe your approach to teaching:
My approach is to teach traditional techniques but also give students the confidence to experiment with different materials and develop their own style.

What inspires your own work?
My artwork explores nature and the theme of protection. I make work which is both decorative and scientific, focusing on the delicate details that I observe in the natural world.

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