A very small selection of the paintings of Anna Jane Collins - an excellent draughtswoman who was equally comfortable with oils and watercolours. She prefered to work from life when possible and often sketched and scrutinised her subjects on site and painted back in the studio assisted by her photographs. She was interested in everything about the natural world and was extremely knowledgeable about many aspects of the planet and the cosmos. She had a fine scientific brain as well as an artistic sensibilities and loved her books - in fact she preferred them to people, apart from her loved ones of course. She said she wanted to come back as a seagull and soar above the worlds oceans (she was incredibly modest) so I hope her spirit is soaring wild and free and she is at peace now.