Anne-Jacqueline Shaw

Annie was educated in the Cambridge School of Art, followed by a BA Hons. Fashion and Textiles at St. Martin’s School of Art and then Garden Design and a 2 year apprenticeship with Robin Williams.
Annie’s postgraduate studies include The Architectural Association – ‘Conservation of Historic Gardens’, Iconography / Egg Tempera Painting with the Prosopon School, and further studies in Greece and Russia.

Anne has created iconography for a array of institutions and organisations, including The Cathedral of The Dormition of Our Lady Theotokos in London, The Monastery of St. Edward in Brookwood, Surrey, two sets of Wedding Icons for the Tolstoy Family, St. Vincent de Paul icon for St. Mary’s University London, St. Edmund of Abingdon for St. Edmunds College Cambridge, along with numerous private commissions.

Annie teaches iconography in the Byzantine/Russian Float technique in Egg Tempera, alongside lecturing on iconography for the The Arts Fund, U3A in London and Oxford.

She has exhibited in the UK and Ireland, winning gold and silver medals at the Chelsea Flower Show and various medals at the Hampton Court Flower Shows.
Annie has exhibited with The Surrey Sculpture Society and the British Association of Iconographers as a member, along with general exhibitions throughout Surrey and London in both Egg Tempera Painting and Sculpture, including the Lennox Gallery, London as part of ‘Angels in Fulham’.

In Ireland, Annie has exhibited in 2016 and 2022/23 at the Dungarvan Arts Centre with her iconography, along with talks and demonstrations to support exhibitions. In 2023, Annie was invited by the Waterford Gallery of Art to deliver a talk on ‘The making of an Icon and its Symbolism’. Following on from that experience, Annie was invited by WGOA to exhibit ‘The Annunciation’ icon on permanent display in gallery, which has subsequently been purchased for the permanent collection

Annie continues working on various icon commissions and secular painting in egg tempera, using mystical and symbolic imagery.