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February 20th, 2019

Starlings Murmuration in Skipton
Starlings Murmuration in Skipton

A photo of a starling murmuration doubling as smoke from a chimney has been called a “fluke” by its photographer.

Anna Tosney was walking home on Friday evening in Skipton, North Yorkshire, when thousands of birds appeared.

The town has become a hotspot for murmurations in recent weeks, with regular sightings since early January.

Miss Tosney, from Skipton, described watching the natural phenomenon as “amazing and addictive”.

The printmaker had already witnessed multiple murmurations near her home, but luck had not been on her side in her previous attempts to get a photo.

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Craven Herald & Pioneer

March 2nd, 2017

Anna Tosney in her studio
Anna Tosney in her studio

Skipton’s Anna Tosney is new ‘artist-in-residence’ at The Angel restaurant in Hetton.

AN ARTIST and printmaker who was born and bred in Skipton is to have her Dales-inspired work exhibited permanently at one of the area’s most well-known restaurants.

Anna Tosney, a former pupil of Skipton Girls’ High School, has been appointed ‘artist-in-residence’ at The Angel, Hetton, after her art was found to be the most consistently popular with diners during a programme of changing displays on its walls.

The Angel managing director Pascal Watkins said: “We have long supported local Yorkshire artists and our two-year long exhibition created an ever-changing backdrop for diners.

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May 7th, 2016
Embsay artist and printmaker Anna Tosney opens Skipton studio.

AN ARTIST and printmaker who was born and bred in Skipton has just opened a new studio and gallery in the town.

Anna Tosney specialises in drypoint and monoprint artworks, firmly based, she says, on depictions of rural scenes from the Yorkshire Dales and the effect of the changing seasons on them.

The 39-year-old, of Embsay, is a former pupil of Skipton Girls’ High School. She completed a degree in fine art at Cardiff University in 2000, and says she is “really excited” about her move to the new studio, at Central Chambers on the corner of Otley Street and High Street, above Thomas the Bakers.

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Yorkshire Post

January 24th, 2015
Scandi style in Skipton.

The Dales are the primary source of inspiration for printmaker Anna Tosney but her distinctive, pared back style is almost certainly influenced by her childhood and some great genes. Her mother, Irmeli, was born in Finland and grew up in Denmark, so her home always reflected her native Scandinavia. Anna’s late father was an architect and she inherited his attention to detail.

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