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 – Grandpa’s Sweet Peas

Annabel Playfair

Grandpa's Sweet Peas

Oil on Canvas

8 x 6 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Boats across from Rock, Cornwall

Annabel Playfair

Boats across from Rock, Cornwall

Oil on Canvas

12 x 10 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Sheep in Dappled Light

Annabel Playfair

Sheep in Dappled Light

Oil on Canvas

10 x 12 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Sunflowers below Mont Ventoux, Luberon, France

Annabel Playfair

Sunflowers below Mont Ventoux, Luberon, France

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Evening light with Bourgonvillia, Mallorca

Annabel Playfair

Evening light with Bourgonvillia, Mallorca

Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – The Terrace, Soller, Mallorca

Annabel Playfair

The Terrace, Soller, Mallorca

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Olive Trees Below the Serra de Tramunta, Mallorca

Annabel Playfair

Olive Trees Below the Serra de Tramunta, Mallorca

Oil on Canvas

16 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – The Sun Dial

Annabel Playfair

The Sun Dial

Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – “The Night Manager” restaurant, Deia, Mallorca

Annabel Playfair

"The Night Manager" restaurant, Deia, Mallorca

Oil on Canvas

24 x 18 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Cow Parsley

Annabel Playfair

Cow Parsley

Oil on Canvas

24 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – From Savoleyres towards Verbier

Annabel Playfair

From Savoleyres towards Verbier

Oil on Canvas

28 x 24 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Incoming tide at Constantine Bay, Cornwall

Annabel Playfair

Incoming tide at Constantine Bay, Cornwall

Oil on Canvas

28 x 40 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Surfing at Polzeath

Annabel Playfair

Surfing at Polzeath

Oil on Canvas

30 x 40 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Cowparsley

Annabel Playfair

Cowparsley

Oil

24 x 20 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Daymer Bay

Annabel Playfair

Daymer Bay

Oil

20 x 24 inches

sold

Annabel Playfair – Hyacinths in red bowl

Annabel Playfair

Hyacinths in red bowl

Oil on Canvas

24 x 26 inches

sold

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 – Vineyard, Le Gers, France

Annabel Playfair

Vineyard, Le Gers, France

Oil on canvas

19.5 x 23.5 inches

sold