Annabel Playfair
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Annabel Playfair
Born in 1965 in London, Annabel studied at the City and Guilds, Chelsea and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris. She exhibited in a number of shows both in London and Edinburgh before bringing up her four children (including triplets!). She has been living in the Cotswolds for the past 30 years, where the countryside has continued to fuel her inspiration for her work.

Annabel is now excited to be back painting full time either in her studio or en plein air. As a student she was inspired by the Post Impressionists, particularly Matisse, Cezanne and Van Gogh and this early passion allowed Annabel to continue to develop her own unique figurative and energetic style. She loves to paint both still life and landscapes, with the Cotswolds, Cornish Coast, Provence and Tuscany being amongst her favourite locations.

“I love the shapes, patterns and, above all, colour found in nature. I am always seeing a new potential painting both inside and out, whether it’s the complexity of a seemingly simple vase of flowers and the shadows created by artificial light or the challenges of a landscape with its vibrant colours, form and shadows. I see a new painting everywhere!”


Selected Works

Annabel Playfair - Bluebells at Leith Woods
Bluebells at Leith Woods
Annabel Playfair - Boats at Rock, Cornwall
Boats at Rock, Cornwall
Annabel Playfair - Daymer Bay Cornwall
Daymer Bay Cornwall
Annabel Playfair - Kite Surfers at Daymer Bay, Cornwall
Kite Surfers at Daymer Bay, Cornwall
Annabel Playfair - Poppies
Annabel Playfair - Rape Fields
Rape Fields
Annabel Playfair - Bluebells in Evening Light
Bluebells in Evening Light
Annabel Playfair - Girl Reading in the Loggia
Girl Reading in the Loggia
Annabel Playfair - Afternoon Reading
Afternoon Reading
Annabel Playfair - Peonies
Annabel Playfair - Jug of Cowparsley
Jug of Cowparsley
Annabel Playfair - Low Tide at St.Ives
Low Tide at St.Ives
Annabel Playfair, Reading her Book
Reading her Book
Annabel Playfair, The Hawthorm Tree
The Hawthorm Tree
Annabel Playfair, Pink Tulips
Pink Tulips