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When The artist was a young girl

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the artist Anne Russell aged 13
A precocious child of nature, though innocent Anne was considered to be too wild to tame . The depth of her innocent perceptions was hard for decadent adults to handle.
Time spent in boarding schools including a Dominican convent did not help to ease her growing sense of alienation.
Showing prodigious talent in the arts of painting and performing she was accepten into art school to do her final two years of schooling but was soon offerred work as a proffessional actress and dancer.
After working in the theatre for 15 years Anne returned to art school with the intention of learning more about the creative process .
An acute sensitivity to human suffering and social injustice was fuelled by time spent as an adolescent in South Africa where she was involved in anti-apartheid activities.