Ann Ravenshield completed her Bachelor of Education (Arts & Crafts) at Melbourne University in 1986, with Majors in Painting (under Claire Day and Terry Batt) and Studies in Eastern Arts and Culture (under Alan Day) and Minored in Jewellery Making (under Howard Tozer)
Ann was a Secondary College teacher in the late eighties/early nineties, teaching drawing, painting, graphic design, woodwork and jewellery making. The school closed due to merging with a neighbouring secondary college and Ann was free to explore the realites and challenges of life as a freelance artist.
Ann has exhibited her work in Melbourne and internationally, before leaving painting due to sensitivites to solvents. Ann continued to paint in acrylics and water colour mediums and also drew on her jewellery making background to establish her Etsy store in 2012.
Recently Ann has returned to oil painting and so far so good! She is working from her home studio, where dedicated acrylic and oil painting zones enable her to integrate her multidisciplinary arts practice.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.