MEDNICK, Annabel

1959 - ?

Annabel Mednick

Annabel Beverley Mednick was born at Poplar, London in 1959, daughter of Reuben Mednick (born July 1930) and his wife Sheila née Ness, who married at Marylebone, London in 1958. Annabel took an art foundation course at Loughton College 1975-1977, and went on to study drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School 1977-1980, Ecole des Arts, Brussels 1997-1999, gaining a Diploma in Fine Art, and at Suffolk College 19992001, gaining a B.A. (hons) in Fine Art. She carried on drawing and painting whilst still acting, meeting artist William Utermohlen (1933-2007) going to his studio to draw and paint from life. She married at Waltham Forest in 1991, Hugh A. Whittall, director of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Annabel is a figurative artist, based in Ipswich, she paints expressive paintings and portraits full of nuances of light, colour, and atmosphere, working in oil on canvas, in an impasto, highly textured style. More recently she has been exploring interiors, the contrast of outside and inside, dark and light, and the contemplation of the lone figure. She also teaches art evening classes at both the Suffolk and Otley colleges. Annabel has exhibited at Byard Art, Cambridge; Buckenham Galleries, Southwold and Pin Mill Studio, Chelmondiston, Ipswich; the Frame Workshop & Gallery, Ipswich; Aldeburgh Gallery, Suffolk; Suffolk Open Studios; Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London; Galerie St Fiacre, Nantes, France and elsewhere.

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