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By any standards Annabel Gault is an exceptional talent among her generation of painters. Her paintings are sparkling with energy. They have an impressive weight and authority. Even more significantly they capture the beauty and emotion of each individual landscape.
‘Annabel works out of doors on prepared paper, conveying with astonishing directness the experience of standing in a landscape’ ( Desmond Shawe-Taylor). Her work has been praised for its ‘ …freshness and excitement of response which mark it out as exceptional in contemporary landscape painting …the artist’s true understanding of the moods and hues of nature, its subtleties. Beneath the apparent careless vivacity of surface lies a profound sense of structure: the vigorous sweep and drive of the paint is balanced by a precision of drawing, a flair for accurate notation’ (Andrew Lambirth).
Her new work has moved towards abstraction but are still anchored in the landscape, and her love of the natural world is shown clearly in the freshness and rich colours of her new images.
Annabel trained at the West Surrey College of Art and the Royal Academy Schools and has exhibited regularly since 1973 including several one man shows at the Redfern Gallery, London.