She has been a full-time painter since the age of sixteen. She studied at the Ipswich School of Art, The Byam Shaw School of Drawing and Painting and Angers Beaux Arts in France. She was awarded Scholarships by both the Leverhulme Foundation and the Byam Shaw.
Since the age of 20, when she first exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, she has had numerous London solo exhibitions at West End galleries. She has also shown regularly with mixed exhibitions, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the Royal Society of British Artists and the New English Art Club. She was awarded the Meynell Fenton Prize at the Discerning Eye.
Her commissions have included those from the Savoy Hotel, the Royal family of Abu Dhabi and a large fresco ceiling for Pavilion Opera in
Annabel has journeyed extensively, travelling throughout India, Spain and the Mediterranean in search of the distinctive light that permeates all of her paintings. She has an amazing talent for capturing the essence of the atmosphere of a place is due in no small part to her habit of working on site, as the Impressionists often did creating world famous paintings. Annabel continues to paint true to HER style , not following the current trend or fashion but true to her ideals.
SOLO SHOWS have been predominantly in London
She first exhibited at the Royal Academy , Royal Society of British Artists & Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 1962 and the New English Art Club in 1988.
COLLECTIONS & WORK IN SITU
Cheltenham and Gloucester B S Permanent Collection
Scottish Educational Development Authority
The Savoy Hotel, London
The Berkeley Hotel, London
The Ritz Hotel, Madrid
The Royal Family of Abu Dhabi
Readers Digest – Cover Painting
Allen & Overy
-and important private collections globally.