French born, Anne has lived in England since studying for her doctorate in Eyptology at Oxford University at which time she discovered the power of sculpture and the seed was sown for her future career.
Anne was first a painter and has exhibited with the Royal Institute of Watercolours. A passionate gardener, she is profoundly aware of the mathematical rules that underpin the process of growth in the natural world. Fascinated by plant development, she recorded her vegetable garden in a series of paintings for a solo exhibition “Le Potager” in Paris in 1998.
At the same time, Anne began to explore sculpture. In 1989, she started studying with Rosemary Barnett, until recently Head of the Frink School of Figurative Sculpture. She was quickly recognised as an accomplished portrait sculptor at home and abroad: her high profile commissions have included the busts of Roy Jenkins, Michael Heseltine, and John Major, for the House of Commons collection of leading statesmen.
After working for several years on the human figure, Anne once again found inspiration in nature and embarked on a new journey of discovery in her beloved garden. Captivated by life unfurling and developing in the form of flower buds, leaves and seed pods, she strives to translate this extraordinary process into stone, or, on a monumental scale, into bronze or resin.
Curry's sculptures have been exhibited at Newby Hall in Yorkshire, Levens Hall in Cumbria, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens in Hampshire, Painswick Rococo Gardens in Gloucestershire and this year at Burghley House Sculpture Garden, Lincolnshire and at Beddington Fine Arts Garden Sculpture in Var, France. Her work has also been presented and sold by Sotheby’s at their bi-annual sale at Summers Place, West Sussex.
Curry’s work can be found in the following collections (please note this is an edited list):
The House of Commons, London
Tribunal de Commerce, Paris
Pembroke College, Oxford
Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Regimental Museum, Stirling Castle
Newby Hall, North Yorkshire
Levens Hall, Cumbria
The Earl and Countess of Wessex
Baron Alain de Condé, Bordeaux
Comte and Comtesse Christian Dadvisard, Brussels
Lord and Lady Heseltine
Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
Sir John and Dame Norma Major