“The subject matter of my paintings is influenced by the ever changing and evolving landscape which provides me with a library of colour, movement and atmosphere.”
Now based in Bath, Annabel graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University in 2004. At university she explored different aspects of painting including art as therapy and the structural qualities of paintings. Having studied Theatre Studies she also has a tie and appreciation of theatre and some of her paintings could be seen to encompass theatrical qualities.
“I enjoy working in acrylic paint as it allows me to work quickly and build up layers creating depth of colour and a range of textures from very thin washes to impasto when the paint appears to come out of the canvas. I like to experiment, applying the paint using various sized palette knives and large brushes which allow me the freedom to create exciting painterly marks which I feel reflect the vibrant characteristics of the coastal environments.”
Annabel’s paintings communicate an atmosphere; some convey a feeling of emptiness and vastness whilst others suggest a feeling of calm.