Meet Ann Byrne

Ann was born and grew up on the west coast of Ireland and moved to London to study Fine Art Sculpture at Chelsea College of Art. Later receiving an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College. She moved to the New Forest in 2023 and revived her art practice after a long career in the museum sector.

Ann is currently focusing on making monochrome relief prints which explore ideas around legacy, family and domesticity.

Working from photographs, chosen by their subject and form, often cropped and adjusted, brief moments of a snapshot or a studio pose.

Ann Byrne
Ann Byrne Studio


Ann is drawn to images that can enhance the physicality of the Lino cutting process, allowing the material to register its own marks. Recently she has been developing a series titled ‘Firstborn’ where parents present their new offspring to the camera. She is interested in these captured moments of hope, love, expectation, fear and how she can translate these through simple lines of the printing process.

Ann’s influences come a variety of sources; Japanese woodblock printing, Kawaii, Manga, German Expressionism, children’s book Illustration from the 1960’s/70’s, family and pets.

Current Artwork

All works are for sale and are the copyright of the artist © Ann Byrne

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