About the Artist
Annabelle was born in the U.K. with dual Nationality to a Spanish Father and English Mother and grew up on the Southeast coastline of Kent. Annabelle discovered her love of art from an early age and has never stopped creating. Annabelle has two beautiful home studios with her family based in Margate Kent. Annabelle creates, vibrant, emotive abstract pieces inspired by landscapes, architecture and all that can be felt in her surroundings. Annabelle attended The Kent Institute of Art and Design (UAL) Canterbury Kent with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art in 1998. She has won Awards and her work has been shown in galleries and spaces across the UK and in the homes of numerous private collectors internationally.
Annabelle has worked within Art and education for years and subsequently had her own Art Gallery and Art Workshop business that reached into her local community in Margate Kent. Her vast knowledge of working with children and the full age range of the community means she has flair understanding for what people want in Art and what they want in their living spaces. Now inspired to say goodbye to conventional employment and follow her dream of becoming a full-time artist with her home studio Annabelle gets to delve into her greatest love of creating.
You might even be lucky enough to own a piece of Annabelle’s work through her passion of “Gifting back” as she loves supporting charities and initiatives in raising funds through her artwork. All sales to help raise funds for
The Anonymous Heart Project – heartresearch.org.uk
Samaritans Charity – Samarivans https://www.instagram.com/p/CtKINwsMICn/
Oli Bennett Charitable Trust https://olibennett.com/oli-postcards-is-back-for-2021/
Habitats & Heritage – habitatsandheritage.org.uk
and Margate Independent Food Bank – https://www.mifoodbank.org/
It is fair to say Annabelle has found her groove in abstract expressionism which she states finally “feels like home”
Annabelle’s art strives to portray a sense of the energy that is unspoken and unseen, often described as ethereal, divine or mysterious. Her paintings demonstrate how this energy can touch our very physical realities, merging to become part of our very existence.
I describe the mixing of the mediums I use as……
“My works are a journey on a path of discovery, a celebration of a process where deconstructions and layers are hidden and re-built. A delve into the mysterious and subconscious? Or simply the things we cannot see and do not have access too? We trust that there is something beneath the surface, layer or veil but we do not know more than what our intuition tells us.
My highest goal is to convey vibrancy, emotion and light to bring authenticity to the world and to inspire others to embrace who they are through the exploration of art”
Working with a range of different media, I focus upon composition, structure as well as gesture and colour. I love to work upon large scale canvases or piece together smaller canvases to make triptychs. I love experimenting with spray paints, paints including acrylic, oil, resin and inks. I describe my works,
“As a journey…other natural worldly landscapes, spaces and the subconscious? We trust that there is something beneath the surface, layer or veil but we do not know more than what our intuition tells us”.
My highest goal is to convey vibrancy, emotion and light into our living spaces. To bring authenticity to the world and to inspire others to embrace who they are through the exploration of art”