Annabel Playfair

Annabel’s earliest formal training was at The City and Guilds of London, which was structured around the classical fundamentals of drawing, perspective, colour and composition. She then completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree at the Chelsea School of Art, broadening her artistic appreciation to encompass Graphics & Illustration. The last piece of Annabel’s formal training was at Les Beaux Arts, Paris. Annabel spent a year drawing the human form and the bustling scenes of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Annabel’s creative mind is constantly on the go, finding new inspiration every day, seeing a new painting wherever she looks. She is particularly inspired by the work of Post Impressionists with their use of colour and composition and would describe her style as ‘figurative and energetic’.
Places and scenes that have particularly inspired Annabel have included:

Coastal scenes of Cornwall

Tuscany and Umbria in Italy

The sunflowers and vineyards of Gers, France

The vineyards, olive groves and lavender of the Luberon region in France


Annabel’s work has included murals, publications, children’s books, private commissions/collections, as well as solo and mixed exhibitions in London, Edinburgh, East Anglia and the Cotswolds.


Her studio is based near Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds.

Annabel Playfair – Hay Bales Ascott

Hay Bales Ascott

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches


Annabel Playfair – Georgina’s Dahlias

Georgina's Dahlias

Oil on Canvas

28 x 24 inches


Annabel Playfair – Christmas Hyacinth

Christmas Hyacinth

Oil on Canvas

20 x 14 inches


Annabel Playfair – Red Amaryllis

Annabel Playfair

Red Amaryllis

Oil on canvas

35 x 27 inches


Annabel Playfair – Mackerel Still Life

Mackerel Still Life

Oil on Canvas

16 x 18 inches


Annabel Playfair – Bluebells, Whichford Woods

Annabel Playfair

Bluebells, Whichford Woods

Oil on Board

18 x 16 inches


Annabel Playfair – Vineyard, Le Gers, France

Annabel Playfair

Vineyard, Le Gers, France

Oil on canvas

19.5 x 23.5 inches