Anna Anderton Art

Eerie fine art photography with painterly detail.

Victorian-Gothic elegance and drama for darkly inspired home decor.

Limited edition giclee prints on archival paper.

Ships from UK.

High resolution images on my artist's website

The second wave of gothic revival is coming...

if you value the old-style elegance...

...tinged with haunted atmosphere of Gothic fiction and Victorian horror...

...spiced with drama and decadence of ornate, opulent details...

...warmed by the nostalgia of faded Victorian photograph...

Then, welcome to my cabinet of curiosities...

About me

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Certificate Of Authenticity

Each artwork comes with its Certificate of Authenticity with the print number, edition size, paper used, my signature and signature of the print maker.

It gives you confidence that your print was made with care and dedication by skilled technicians using the highest quality materials, whose archival properties comply with museum quality standards.

By including an edition number, I confirm you are one of a limited number of people (here 20) who own this artwork.

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Hahnemühle FineArt Baryta paper

This is my favorite Hahnemuhle paper.

It has a beautiful textured finish with a subtle gloss coating and a vintage, painterly feel to it.

Please note the print as such has much brighter colours, here, I am capturing purely texture details which don't give justice to the actual print quality.

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The print

Each print comes with a 2.5 cm white border added on top of the specified dimensions.

If you wish to have a wider border please contact me.

It will be shipped from UK in a strong cardboard tube with fully tracked delivery.

See original artwork here

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Handling your print

Your print is always handled with utmost care to avoid any fingerprint marks and creases. I use white cotton gloves which is a standard practice while handling giclee prints.

I would strongly recomend acquiring a pair of these after your order( as cheap as £2-£2.50 on amazon or Ebay) and use them when handling your artwork prior to framing.

Can I have my artwork on canvas instead?

My Dark Sister series

  • Creative photography : "All That she Taught Me" (My Dark Sister series)
    Victorian-gothic artistic photography for  gothic home decor
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    £650.00
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  • Fine art photography "My Sister Left The Book Behind" (My Dark Sister series)
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    £900.00
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  • Gothic themed fine art photography: (My Dark Sister series) "Since I Am Dead, I started Appreciating Nature"
    Gothic-Victorian haunted mysterious artwork
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    £620.00
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  • Creative photography "She Stopped By And We Chatted" (My Dark Sister series)
    Victorian-gothic fine art photography with painterly detail
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    £450.00
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  • Fine art photography "The Game Of Chess" (from My Dark Sister series)
    Gothic-Victorian themed art will add air of mystery to your home decor
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    £500.00
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  • Artistic photography: "The Dark Water" (from My Dark sister series)
    Artistic photography, gothic art for sale, victorian artwork; beautiful darkness, collector's pieces, artist's vision, antique home decor
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    £890.00
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  • Fine art photography "The Book Will Float Further" (from My Dark sister series)
    Victorian-Gothic artwork infusing your home with bygone era charm and haunting mysterious atmosphere.Collector's piece, work of art
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    £600.00
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  • Fine art photography "Fable For Another Time" ( from My Dark Sister series)
    This eerie fairytale will add vintage charm to your home decor.
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    £850.00
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Your artwork

How your print is prepared

Each artwork undergoes process of careful print proofing to check overall colour and inspect the detail.

This ensures your ordered print reflects what you see on the screen

Please use AnnaAndertonArt.com gallery in desktop view for best resolution, true colours and actual saturation levels.

Visit my main gallery here

Artist's Website

In addition to this shop website which you are visiting now, I have also an artist's website.

My shop makes your ordering experience a straightforward process and is aimed towards gaining as much technical information about your printed artwork as possible.

My artist's website however, gives you a beautiful high resolution display of the images where you can appreciate the fine detail and nuance of the colours.

It is more personal, the emphasis is more on the viewing experience often aided with accompanying passages from my favorite books, poems or my own writing.

This is also the place to know me better and learn more about my creative process.

Artist's website

Posing for my pictures gives me the felling of fully owning the process. However, this is aimed not at self portraiture but at creating a character which will carry the narrative of my visual story. Victorian-stylised costumes with a modern gothic twist, together with my modelling efforts of channeling this particular air of eeriness, strangeness, help to make the character come across as timeless, nearly ghost-like, further remove it from any notion of participating directly in our reality and by doing so, it feels at the same time more distant and paradoxically, closer, as would a figure from a darkened old painting.  

On modelling for my pictures

In a way, I find myself more akin to a painter then purely a photographer. The idea, the composition, framing lighting and camera settings are only the beginning of the process. It is mainly during editing stage that I feel deeply fulfilled as an artist. Current possibilities of editing software blur the line between digital and real life brush strokes. Both are done manually and this, alongside other editing components,  is what makes me feel I am putting a personal signature on, not so much a photograph, but an artwork. 

On my workflow

In my work, I thrive on melancholy which somehow, inexplicably, connects us with something deeper inside us. It creates an aesthetic value which transcends its mundane, purely psychological dimension.    In my art, sadness seems to be almost celebrated, as if through a series of rites, nearly religious in their devotion.    It is rarely a raw, direct despair, rather its aftermath, a delicate residue left with the passage of time. As Italo Calvino said, "melancholy is the sadness which has taken on lightness" 

You can read more in my blog

On my inspiration

A fine art  image is created by the photographer as an artist and not just by the camera.

The artist uses the camera as one more tool to create a work of art.

The camera is used to make an art piece that reveals the vision of the artist rather than documenting the subject before the lens. 

After capturing, my image goes through the long process of creative manipulation.

Some parts of my workflow are purely manual like subtly "painting" the lights and shadows or creating/enhancing the leading lines. I use a brush tool with each stroke directed by my hand as the painter would direct his/her brush.

In this way, my art has a unique signature and a deeply personal feel to it.

What is fine art photography?

Behind the scenes...

The cabinet of curiosities...

I have a large collection of "Victorian Mourning" style costumes and various peculiar props ranging from rococo wigs, intricate headdresses, vintage dolls, lanterns, suitcases to eventually, a lone taxidermy crow.

It is not always easy to wear this delicate finery when the session is somewhere wild ,steep and stony with thorns constantly catching the lace.

What makes it more complicated is that I am working on "both sides of the camera" both as a photographer and a model making constant leaps between the camera, the lights, and the spot I where I am posing.

Fortunately, I have two dedicated assistants ( see bottom right) who take care of all logistics. Or so I wish...