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.


Hay Bales Above Cherington
Oil on Canvas
14 x 18 Inches
£1250

Peonies
Oil on Canvas
24 x 18 Inches
£2200

The Blue Table
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 Inches
£1700

The Camel Estuary from St Enodoc
Oil on Canvas
16 x 32 Inches
£2700

The Camel Estuary from St Enodoch
Oil on Canvas
16 x 22 Inches
£2700

The Loggia
Oil on Canvas
16 x 20 Inches
£1700

View across the Cotswolds
Oil on Canvas
12 x 24 Inches

Cherry Trees, Afternoon Light
Oil on Canvas
40 x 36 Inches

Dappled Light, Lacoste
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 Inches

Five Sheep
Oil on Canvas
10 x 12 Inches

Grandpa's Greenhouse
Oil on Canvas
20 x 16 Inches

Harvest in the Cotswolds
Oil on Canvas
16 x 32 Inches

Hellebores
Oil on Canvas
10 x 8 Inches

Hydrangeas
Oil on Canvas
36 x 26 Inches

Lake Como
Oil on Canvas
28 x 32 Inches

Vineyards and Irises at Lamole
Oil on Canvas
32 x 40 Inches

Sheep in Chianti
Oil on Canvas
8 x 10 Inches

Spring at Broadwell
Oil on Canvas
18 x 14 Inches

Sweetpeas
Oil on Canvas
10 x 8 Inches

Tulips
Oil on Canvas
18 x 14 Inches

Volpaia Chianti
Oil on Canvas
20 x 22 Inches

Spring Scene
Oil on Canvas
5 x 7 Inches

Alpine Scene
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 Inches

Autumn
Oil on Canvas
24 x 28 Inches

The Garden Gate
Oil on Canvas
22 x 20 Inches

Lavender in Provence
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 Inches

Across the Alps
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 Inches

Chocolate Hellebores
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 Inches

Sheep in the Shade
Oil on Canvas
10 x 14 Inches

Spring
Oil on Canvas
6 x 8 Inches

August Morning in the Loggia
Oil on Canvas
32 x 40 Inches

Bluebells above Whichford
Oil on Canvas
14 x 24 Inches

Cherry Blossom and Camassias
Oil on Canvas
24 x 28 Inches

Girl Reading in the Loggia
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 Inches

Lavender and Sweet Peas
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 Inches

Pink Tulips
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 Inches

Summer Roses
Oil on Canvas
12 x 10 Inches

The Borage Field
Oil on Canvas
14 x 24 Inches

Still life with Quince, Apples and Figs
Oil on Canvas
14 x 26 Inches

The Terrace
Oil on Canvas
24 x 28 Inches

Towards Rock From Porthilly, Cornwall
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 Inches