Fairytale illustrations from former ballet teacher

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Brackley artist Ann Steedman has her work on display at the Indigo Art Gallery, in Brackley during October.

The gallery, in Market House Courtyard, off the Market Square, features work by a different ‘artist of the month’ every month.

Ann Steedman has had a long and successful career in the world of dance and ballet, but she has also expressed herself in painting and illustration.

Now that she has retired from teaching ballet, she is concentrating on her written and illustrated work.

On display are illustrations in colour and black and white for her 15-part children’s story My Fairyland, a humorous 
tale set in an imagined world with a cast of 40 characters which run through the whole work.

One of Mrs Steedman’s stories, The Magic Christmas Tree, has been serialised on BBC radio and another was recorded as an audiobook.

Indigo Gallery exhibits original paintings, jewellery, ceramics, wood sculptures and photography.