About the Artist
About the Artist
Annette, that’s me, I trained as an illustrator at Kingston University and was awarded a BA (Hons), before working for a couple of years as a freelance illustrator.
My biggest illustration was a 22 x 9 foot painting on canvas that was used as a backdrop in a car advert.
Although I loved illustration, after a couple of years I turned to my other creative love - Photography - and worked as a professional editorial photographer for many years. I specialised in photographing the beauty of the natural world, in particular, water; rivers and caves, in the UK and abroad. My work has been published in a range of publications including the Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Land Rover Owner International, the Times, BBC Focus magazine etc., and featured in a number of photographic publications.
My most recent exhibition was at the Riverside Gallery in Richmond-Upon-Thames, London, UK. 2019. The River Within.
Recently I have developed a passion for exploring beauty and expression through abstract art, which is the work you see on this website.
Actually it began as a reaction to the Pandemic back in March 2020. There was so much doom and gloom I wanted a way to bring joy, colour and optimism into people's lives.
Initially, I began exploring abstracts through fractal generating software. This quickly lead to digital drawing on my laptop and iPad and now I've returned to painting and drawing with mixed media; watercolours, acrylics, pastels, and pencils, on canvases and watercolour papers. Oh and did I mention the collages, I love creating collages. I'm still obsessed by fractal patterns, not just the computer-generated ones but naturally occurring fractals too, and they are making their way into my art.
Art of Weird
Besides my love of abstracts, fantasy art is another passion.
Since the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020 I have been creating strange creatures and weird landscapes . It was a great escape at the time and I'm not stopping now....
I am planning to share some of that work with you here soon.
BA (Hons) Illustration and graphic design (Kingston University)
Awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST)
Most Recent Exhibition “The River Within – London“ Solo exhibition at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond-Upon-Thames, UK. 2019.
Enjoy my website
So that's enough about me, I hope you enjoy the work on this website and may even want to hang some on your own walls :-)