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 – Vineyards, Tuscany 2.

Annabel Playfair

Vineyards, Tuscany 2.

Oil on Canvas

8 x 6 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – View from Campriano, Tuscany

Annabel Playfair

View from Campriano, Tuscany

Oil on Canvas

6 x 8 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – View from Campriano in Tuscany

Annabel Playfair

View from Campriano in Tuscany

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – View across estuary from Rock, N.Cornwall

Annabel Playfair

View across estuary from Rock, N.Cornwall

Oil on Canvas

24 x 32 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – View above Ascott towards Brailes Hill.

Annabel Playfair

View above Ascott towards Brailes Hill.

Oil on Canvas

24 x 32 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Tuscany, early morning light

Annabel Playfair

Tuscany, early morning light

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Three sheep

Annabel Playfair

Three sheep

Oil on Canvas

24 x 28 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – The terrace, Provence.

Annabel Playfair

The terrace, Provence.

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – The cherry tree orchard

Annabel Playfair

The cherry tree orchard

Oil on Canvas

6 x 8 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair –  Still life with pink tulips

Annabel Playfair

Still life with pink tulips

Oil on Canvas

24 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Still life with Cromer Crab

Annabel Playfair

Still life with Cromer Crab

Oil on Canvas

20 x 24 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Sheep in evening light

Annabel Playfair

Sheep in evening light

Oil on Canvas

26 x 46 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Poppies near Radford

Annabel Playfair

Poppies near Radford

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Olive trees, Val d’Orcia, Tuscany.

Annabel Playfair

Olive trees, Val d'Orcia, Tuscany.

Oil on Canvas

6 x 8 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Abbey Sant’Antimo Near Montalcino, Tuscany

Annabel Playfair

Abbey Sant'Antimo, Near Montalcino, Tuscany

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Lavender at Snowshill 2.

Annabel Playfair

Lavender at Snowshill 2.

Oil on Canvas

18 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Hay bales towards Mine hill, Warwickshire

Annabel Playfair

Hay bales towards Mine hill, Warwickshire

Oil on Canvas

16 x 24 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Cowparsley with blue jug

Annabel Playfair

Cowparsley with blue jug

Oil on Canvas

32 x 26 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Cowparsley

Annabel Playfair

Cowparsley

Oil on Canvas

24 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Constantine Bay from sand dunes

Annabel Playfair

Constantine Bay from sand dunes

Oil on Canvas

16 x 32 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Borage field towards Traitors ford, Warwickshire

Annabel Playfair

Borage field towards Traitors ford, Warwickshire

Oil on Canvas

14 x 18 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Bluebells, Whichford Woods

Annabel Playfair

Bluebells, Whichford Woods

Oil on Canvas

28 x 24 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Mackerel Still Life

Mackerel Still Life

Oil on Canvas

16 x 18 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Bluebells, Whichford Woods

Annabel Playfair

Bluebells, Whichford Woods

Oil on Board

18 x 16 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Vineyard, Le Gers, France

Annabel Playfair

Vineyard, Le Gers, France

Oil on canvas

19.5 x 23.5 inches

sold