Annette graduated in photography at London College of Printing (now London College of Communication) and was a professional photographer throughout the 1980s. In the 1990s, she began painting landscapes in the south of France, which she still does every year. As well as taking short courses over the years in oil painting, contemporary drawing and printmaking at St Martins and UCA Farnham, Annette has worked alongside other landscape artists such as David Tress, Kieran Stiles, Tom Benjamin and Hazel Soane. Although watercolour is Annette's primary medium, she enjoys the challenge of oil and still has great fun going out with the camera.
Annette is inspired by many things she finds in the environment around her, and loves the immediacy of painting what is in front of her. Working on paper enables her to paint at speed, usually to accompaniment of contemporary dance music, which encourages intuitive and expressive results. More recently she has returned to oil painting in the studio, a slower, thought-provoking process. Annette uses drawings and paintings made onsite, as well as her own memories, as the starting point for a more abstract approach to creating images.
Annette's work is in private collections in the UK and overseas.
1998 – The Luberon Group show at Edit Grove Gallery, Chelsea
2006-2016 Society of Fulham Artists and Potters (SOFAP) twice yearly show
2009 Hampshire Open Studios solo show
2010 Celebrating Fulham with Hazel Leach. Fulham Palace Art Fair
2011, 2013 Art in the Street, Maidenhead.
2011 Fulham Palace Art Fair
2014 Clyde and Co group show with Guildford Arts
2014 Art50 Pop Up group show at Loud and Western Building, Fulham
2014 Court Farm, Worcester Park SOFAP group show
2014, 2015 Shortlisted for Royal Academy Summer Show
2015 Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour group show, Mall Gallery
2015 Lillyville Surgery, Fulham, solo show. Osteria dell’Arte, Clapham, solo show
2011- 2017 Wimbledon Artist Studios twice yearly Open Studios