GAULT, Annabel S

1952 - ?

Born at Midhurst, Sussex in 1952, daughter of David H. Gault and his wife Felicity J. née Gribble, who married at Midhurst in 1950, a sister to Katherine Gault [q.v.]. Annabel studied at West Surrey College of Art, 1973-1977 and the Royal Academy Schools, 1977-1980. Since 1973 has exhibited at over twenty-five group exhibitions with solo shows in Colchester, Oxford, Woodbridge, Ipswich and Welshpool (Arts Council of Wales). She married in London in 1982, Jonathan M. Franklin and Annabel's garden at Knodishall Hall, Saxmundham in Suffolk, tended and planted by her husband, with intimate corners, glimpses through, but also with fields and wild spots, is an inspiration from where her paintings and drawings are grounded and close. On repeated visits to New Mexico 2005-2008 she produced a series of paintings, from the arresting desert and just before her 2010 Redfern exhibition she began working on an extremely large scale in oil paint on paper also exhibited at Camden Gallery, London the following year. Her charcoal drawings of Suffolk and the Australian Outback are beautifully drawn and sparkling with energy and her work is in public collections which include the Arts Council of Great Britain, The Government Art Collection, Hampshire County Council, ING Barings, Cazenove Group Plc and The British Museum.

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