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!”

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Selected Works


Annabel Playfair, Sheep in Winter
Sheep in Winter
Annabel Playfair, The Writing Desk
The Writing Desk
Annabel Playfair, Verbier
Verbier
Annabel Playfair, Vase of Lillies
Vase of Lillies
Annabel Playfair, Quinces and Jugs in late Autumn
Quinces and Jugs in late Autumn
Annabel Playfair, Constantine Bay, Cornwall
Constantine Bay, Cornwall
Annabel Playfair, Lavender near Bonnieux
Lavender near Bonnieux
Annabel Playfair, Sheep in the Cherry Orchard
Sheep in the Cherry Orchard
Annabel Playfair, Summer Border
Summer Border
Annabel Playfair, Interior with Girl at the Dressing Table
Interior with Girl at the Dressing Table
Annabel Playfair, Interior with Girl Reading
Interior with Girl Reading
Annabel Playfair, Lavender Fields at Roussilon, Provence
Lavender Fields at Roussilon, Provence
Annabel Playfair, Bowl of Lemons in Soller, Mallorca
Bowl of Lemons in Soller, Mallorca
Annabel Playfair, Cafe de France, Lacoste
Cafe de France, Lacoste
Annabel Playfair, Constantine Bay at Low Tide
Constantine Bay at Low Tide
Annabel Playfair, View Across Citrus Groves
View Across Citrus Groves
Annabel Playfair, Summer Garden
Summer Garden
Annabel Playfair,Olive Orchard in the Cuberon
Olive Orchard in the Cuberon
Annabel Playfair, Flowerbed in August
Flowerbed in August
Annabel Playfair, Christmas Hyacinths
Christmas Hyacinths