Ann began her career as a broker in London. After two years, she left to embark on a 12-month journey around the world. She never intending for her stay in Singapore to be permanent, but ended up staying for 17 years, where she built a successful career as an artist. In 2015, she returned home to England, with no real plan other than ‘ it will all go well’ which, so far, seems to be prophetic.
Ann Healey’s work is informed by elements from both her country of birth and the country where she spent almost two decades. Healey integrates the decoration of her childhood-patterns from old wallpaper, materials collected by her maternal grandmother and elements of graffiti-with components of Asian inspired design and popular culture, referencing cartoon imagery in particular. Using technology to manipulate the abstract shapes, figures and partially obscured structures, she alters the original components of the work, and then reforms the original parts into an unfamiliar actuality.
Ann Healey received a First Class degree in the combined studies of Fine Art Painting and Mathematics from Liverpool University after completing her Foundation Course at Central Saint Martins. She has held thirteen solo exhibitions around Asia as well as taking part in numerous group shows in galleries including the Singapore Art Museum and The Esplanade. She has been commissioned by brands from F1 Night Race Singapore to the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore.