Anna Davis is an artist based at West Barns Studios in East Lothian.Her work draws on the natural environment in painting, print making and writing. Under the banner Inprint Workshop she delivers workshops at her studio, festivals, schools and community events. She has exhibited her work throughout Scotland. Anna initiated Art Root East Lothian Open Studios in 2011 and has a background in creating artist led projects such as The Shed events and previously worked and was an arts development officer and teacher at Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Centre in North Uist. Anna has received three East Lothian visual arts awards that were used to develop and exhibit her work. She has worked with North Light Arts and with Delia Porras produced a puppet show ‘The Rainbow warrior’ forDunbar civic week. Her work was recently purchased for the new East Lothian Community Hospital in 2019.

Grays School of Art, Painting : B.A.Hons (First Class,)              1987

Edinburgh College, Illustration and graphic design HNC         1999

Professional and Teaching Experience

Inprint Workshop, Belladrum festival, Eden festival, Kelburn festival, Audio Soup festival 2010-

Artist in Residence programme, Dunbar Primary School, 2015 and 2018

Artist with North Light Arts (Plankton Project) Dunbar Primary School 2017

Arts Development Officer for Dunbar Arts Trust, 2010-2012

Art Root Open Studio and Shed events,  2009-2012

Painting tutor with East Lothian Council Adult Education, 2007- 2010

Painting tutor with the Open College of the Arts, 2002- 2010

Tutor at Poldrate Arts Centre, 2002-03

Art Workshops, Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, 2000

Tutor, Lews Castle College, HNC course 1998-1999

Community Arts Worker, Springburn Museum, 1989-91

Assistant set painter, The Tron Theatre, 1988-1990



East Lothian Council Visual Arts Award, 2012, 2010, 2009

Shorlisted for the Callum Macdonald memorial award 2011

Long listed for the Birdport pize, 2007

Tonbridge Poetry Competition winner, 2007

Commended in the Brownsbank International Open Poetry Competition 2006

Tyne and Esk Writers Pamphlet Award 2007

Millennium Forest Award, Environment Arts Project, 1999

First Reels Award, 1990

Elizabeth Greenshields Award, 1988

Aberdeen Hospitals Purchase Award, 1987

Hospitalfield Scholarship, 1986


West Barns Studio Gallery, 2018, 2017, The Found Gallery, 2018, Whitespace Gallery, Edinburgh 2017, Dunbar Street Art Trail, 2018, 2016, East Lothian Open Studios, 2017, 2012, 2011, Dunbar Town House Gallery, Between the Trees 2013, John Gray Centre, Haddington 2012, Peter Potter Gallery, 2011, 2012, Three Harbours Festival, 2009, By leaves we live at the Scottish Poetry library, 2010, StAnza book fair 20011.2009 The Glasgow Artist Book Fair 2009 Taigh Chearsabhagh 2008, The Gallery of Modern Art,  Glasgow, An Leabhar Mhor Exhibition, 2002, The R.G.I Kelly Gallery, Timeless lands and Turning Tides, 2000 , An Tuirreann Art Centre, Skye, 1999, An Lanntair Art Centre, Lewis, 1998, The Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 1997, Taigh Chearsabhagh Art Centre, North Uist, 1997, Netherbow Art Centre, Edinburgh, 1995, Eden Court: Suil Uibhist, Inverness, 1996, Judith Glue Gallery:  Scottish Eccentrics, Edinburgh, 1996, Macgillvary Wildlife Exhibition, 1995, Morven Gallery, Lewis, 1994, Harris: Threads of Harris, 1993, WASP Studio 1989, 1990


Pamphlets.: A Wind Tied Door, In the Mouth of the Night, An Illustrated Book about Birds,Follow the Blue Line, The Bee Catcher, 2006-2011, The Rialto Poetry Magazin, ,issue 68 and 65, Northwords Now, 2009, 2006 , An Leabhar Mor, The Great Book of Gaelic 2001, Art Review, Art in Scotland, 1998


Paper Puppet Theatre, The Mermaid and the Rainbow Warrior 2018. Inprint Workshop screenprinting at Belladrum festival, Eden festival, Kelburnfestival, Day Tripper festival, The Shed Events development 2011-2013, Art Root development 2010-2012