Anthea Cribbin 

Visual Artist and Writer 

Anthea Cribbin regards herself as a working class artist borne of an Irish White Mother and a Caribbean Black father. She grew up in the heart of Manchester and is proud of her heritage. She gained a B.A honors in Criminology, a merit in a PGCE for Urban Education at Manchester Metropolitan and more recently a distinction in UAL foundation in Art. 

Anthea is the co author to the book  Twelve Words

Twelve Words by Carmen Jones, Catherine Proctor | Waterstones

and she wrote a play which premiered at The Lowry called He Loves Me He Loves Me Not which sold out in July 2023. He Loves Me, He Loves Me not | What's On | The Lowry  

Much of her written work is driven deeply from a fictional-biographical lens and her visual art from a responsive and reactional approach. 

Anthea is currently open for commissions for both her art and writing. 

Paint, draw, make, see, feel, write and do...just keep doing it.

May 2020

Queen Ascending the Atlantic (sold)

Gouache and acrylic (2020) 

After thirty years of not picking up  a paint brush, it was time to unleash my thoughts and freeze them in time on a canvas. The figure is a affront to the Atlantic Slave Trade and the beautiful souls that were lost,  bodies stolen and humanity stripped. This Queen Ascending, is figuratively unshackling herself and replacing her lost crown.   This painting also became the cover for the book I was a co-author in Twelve words published by Blue Moose 

Sep 2022

Mancunian Class (sold)


A nod to the love of my home city and appreciation of working class people. This was a mixed media piece of acrylic  and paint pour medium and initial sketch in pro-markers. 


Black Magic Love (sold)

A commission symbolising sensuality , weathering storms together and laying down stable roots of family and creating legacy.  

Medium: Acrylic and paint pour medium, charcoal and matt varnish finish.  

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