Artist Anna Blatman has an excited and grateful attitude towards life. Anna is a fireball of enthusiasm when she talks about the experiences she has with the bold and bright colours she plasters on canvas. With her new collection, it’s easy to feel the inspiration and connection she has with Australia’s flora and fauna. It portrays her profound appreciation of natural beauty.
An unexpected sale of a painting at an exhibition in Melbourne was the start of Anna’s road to success. The sale of the painting left her shocked, yet pleased and excited — she never looked back. From here she took on painting full-time.
Back in 2018 she was approached by Koh Living. The company with a shopfront in Mornington was ever so keen to work with her to create a new line of sustainable products. This opportunity was an exciting new challenge. Working closely with Koh’s directors Tui Cordemans and Nyree Hibberd was a thrill. Anna was impressed at the level of support and respect they showed her and her work.
“It also makes me very happy that part of the proceeds from each sale will go towards The Smith Family to help disadvantaged Australian children through education,” said Anna. “Children’s charities are very special to me and I´m always read to give support when needed.”
With no formal training, Anna embraces impressionism and vintage colours. By expressing her inner soul on the canvas, her style is uniquely her own. Anna has a desire to see people revel and blossom in her artwork — just the way she does. She speaks of the therapeutic benefits that her work can have for people who suffer from depression or other forms of mental and emotional illness.
“Colour makes people feel happy,” said Anna. “I would like to know that people can lose themselves in my art and be in a good place just as I am. I get a great sense of purpose knowing that someone is feeling happy because of a painting I did.”
The joy Anna experiences from living and life in general virtually leaps off the products at Koh Living.