Annabel Playfair

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.


Grandpa's Sweet Peas
Oil on Canvas
8 x 6 inches

Boats across from Rock, Cornwall
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 inches

Sheep in Dappled Light
Oil on Canvas
10 x 12 inches

Sunflowers below Mont Ventoux, Luberon, France
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches

Evening light with Bourgonvillia, Mallorca
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches

The Terrace, Soller, Mallorca
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches

Olive Trees Below the Serra de Tramunta, Mallorca
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 inches

The Sun Dial
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 inches

"The Night Manager" restaurant, Deia, Mallorca
Oil on Canvas
18 x 24 inches

Cow Parsley
Oil on Canvas
24 x 20 inches

From Savoleyres towards Verbier
Oil on Canvas
28 x 24 inches

Incoming tide at Constantine Bay, Cornwall
Oil on Canvas
28 x 40 inches

Surfing at Polzeath
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 inches

Cowparsley
Oil
24 x 20 inches

Daymer Bay
Oil
20 x 24 inches

Hyacinths in red bowl
Oil on Canvas
24 x 26 inches

Vineyards, Tuscany 2.
Oil on Canvas
8 x 6 inches

View from Campriano, Tuscany
Oil on Canvas
6 x 8 inches

View from Campriano in Tuscany
Oil on Canvas
10 x 12 inches

Vineyard, Le Gers, France
Oil on Canvas
19.5 x 23.5 inches