For this series of work Palmer has chosen to depict the beaches of Whitstable at various times of the day and year.
In creating these artworks Palmer would often stand on the pebble beach painting en plein air watching the sea ebb and flow, the morning mist move across the Swale, the light on the horizon and the clouds coming in from the west over London.
Influenced by artists such as Turner and her former art tutor Alain Bordier, Palmer’s paintings are impressionistic in style with a hint of abstraction.
Her technique involves building up a thin layer of paint before applying it more thickly with a pallet knife. The extent to which the painting is built with more impasto depends on the scene that Ann is painting and her mood.