Ānene Charities: Art Refuge and Place2Be

Ānene Art

Artist Information 



Bridget hails from New Zealand and has lived in the UK since the end of 2003, and in the borough of Richmond Upon Thames since 2009.

After an extensive international marketing career and a 24 year break in art, Bridget undertook an Art and Design Foundation at Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College for which she achieved Distinction and reignited her passion for creating.

Bridget has launched Ānene Art, after taking on home schooling and needing to establish some type of mindful practice. She discovered oils during her Foundation and loves the flexibility of that medium. After some much needed encouragement and inspiration from some amazing friends - here we are. 

10% of the sales value of the original paintings will be donated to the charity Art Refuge. 

Art Refuge has supported displaced people through art and art therapy since 2006, in the UK and internationally, and offering crisis support and consultation to frontline staff in relation to Covid 19.

Art Therapy is something Bridget firmly believes in as it helped her mother in numerous recoveries from mental health challenges and is serving her well as an outlet at this unusual time.