Today Sandra talks with Annette Innis, a Sydney based artist whose personal practice specialises in figure paintings and portraits. She was a semi-finalist in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize in 2015. Annette also works in the arts and health sector, exploring the positive impact of art on health and wellbeing through her involvement with participatory art programs. She is passionate about making art an accessible and enjoyable experience for all.
Annette is an artist and project officer on HammondCare’s Arts on Prescription Program and has run creative ageing programs in Hammondville, Wahroonga and The Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre.
In 2017 Annette released her first book “Colours of yesterday: A creative colouring book for older people”, an interactive resource featuring 30 original drawings and stories that are physically accessible for older hands and eyes, with nostalgic themes lovingly depicting the way things were.
You can purchase Annette’s book on www.annetteinnis.com