​​​​​Anne Lever

In my painting I seek to transmit something of what I feel when a fleeting glimpse of something in the landscape stops me in my tracks. I go out in all weathers. I try to capture the sensation in my work. Not by recording reality but by finding an image that reflects my experience. Sometimes this just breathes itself onto the surface; sometimes it is a monumental struggle; and all within the confines of the rectangle and on a flat surface. It is a process of finding and recognising rather than making

About Anne Lever


Anne Lever (born 1954 in Sussex) is inspired by her love and knowledge of the British landscape and its history. She studied law at university and worked as a Lawyer in London before settling in Cheshire. She has a wonderful eye for colour and structure. Her work is ordered by geometry and infused with the spirit of place.

She is influenced by among others Paul Cezanne, the American Expressionist Richard Diebenkorn, and the British Artist Keith Vaughan.  She is indebted to Robin Child and she is a member of the Rosvik Collective, a group of artists interested in abstract and semi-abstract Art. Exhibiting widely and with a growing following her work is in many private collections.

Her work can be seen in their permanent collection (see Grosvenor Museum, Chester, part of West Cheshire Museums) as can her Scottish work at Lassintullich House, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire (see Lassintullich House. A Highland Life) and in many private collections.

She has exhibited widely and has a loyal and growing following. This year has seen two very successful shows in Cheshire and London and is now exhibiting some of her work here at The Circus Restaurant in Bath.

Please find below her current works on display at The Circus.

I have a passion for paint and am compelled to push through boundaries to resolve things which I do not fully comprehend at the time, the results are always a surprise and lead on to further discoveries.

Catalogue #AL0610 "Sailing along the Sussex Coast"

Medium – Collage on board
Dimensions 24″x30″ (unframed)
Price – £3,500

I was brought up on the South Downs by the cliffs and the sea. This is a celebration of those chalk cliffs and the sea that made them

Catalogue #AL0612 "Walking on the South Downs"

Medium – Collage on board
Dimensions – 20″x30″ (unframed)
Price- £3,500

Walking into the light, a piece depicting ‘contre-jour’ along the South Downs. There is a poem “Sussex” by Rudyard Kipling where he calls them “Our blunt, bow-headed, whale-backed Downs.”

Catalogue #AL0465 "The Ridgeway"

Medium – Acrylic and pastel on board
Dimensions – 42″x30″ (unframed)
Price – £5,000

Looking out from the village of Baydon in the Wiltshire Downs towards the Ridgeway, the oldest trackway in Britain, which has taken the same route over the high ground from prehistoric times. The painting imagines the marks of history on the rolling downland landscape below, ancient field systems, round and long barrows, hill forts, the marks of old dwellings and animal tracks.

Catalogue #AL0899 "Looking west from the top of Bosley Cloud across the Cheshire Plain"

Medium – Collage acrylic and pastel
Dimensions – 20″x30″(unframed)
Price – £3000 Framed

‘Bosley Cloud’ is a hill on the edge of the Peak District that dominates the Cheshire Plain. It is the biggest hill in the area and from the top there is a view stretching for miles across to the Welsh border. No one knows the origin of the name. 
On Midsummer’s Eve, the longest day of the year, locals climb up to the top of the Cloud to watch the setting sun and there is still a dawn service held there on Easter Day. It has been considered a sacred place for a very long time.

Catalogue #AL0613 "The Harbour Wall"

Medium – Collage on board
Dimensions – 20″x30″ (unframed)
Price – £3,500

The harbour wall stands firm against anything the sea can throw at it.
This is the entrance to the harbour. There is a heavy swell rolling in.

Catalogue #AL0921 "Through the Forest to the Mountain"

Medium – Oil on board
Dimensions – 20″x30″
Price – £3,500

There is a mountain in the Highlands of Scotland, in Perthshire, called Schiehallion or Sith Chailleann in Gaelic… it means the Faery Mountain of the Caladonians.
From a certain direction it is almost conical and is in the exact centre of the Scottish landmass. It is a magic mountain and this paintings of it from across the glen has a fairy tale feel to it. I have a cousin who lives on its slopes (see Lassintullich House, ‘A Highland Life’). They have a collection of my paintings in the house inspired by the surrounding landscape.