My customised hand painted dress from Vivien of Holloway, Goodwood Revival 2012
Anna-Louise Felstead is a London based reportage artist and illustrator who draws and paints on location. Her work focuses on many different and varied subjects and she enjoys putting herself in environments that are usually only documented by photographers. Anna-Louise has a variety of ways of working and has successfully balanced her more commercial and illustrative style with bigger, more abstract pieces on canvas.
In 2009 Anna-Louise opened an art gallery for 18 months in Port Isaac (North Cornwall). Many of her paintings from this period are shown under 'Cornish Scenes.' Previous projects have included stints aboard HMS Cornwall and HMS Illustrious with the Royal Navy, where she documented scenes from a military life at sea which resulted in two solo exhibitions and commissions from the MoD. Since graduating from The Royal College of Art in 2003 she has had her work published in many magazines and exhibited in various group and solo shows. Her work has taken her backstage at London Fashion Week, to the Cartier polo in St.Moritz and Dubai and into the world of historic and F1 motor racing.
Anna-Louise has traveled the world painting at Monaco, Monza, Goodwood, the Nurburgring, Paul Ricard, Spa and Pebble Beach, not only to depict the cars, but the people involved with racing.
Another project was to design the logo and illustrations for celebrity chef James Martin's new food website Life Fork & Spoon. (www.lifeforkspoon.co.uk)