GAULT, Annabel

1952 - ?

Annabel Gault

Annabel S. Gault, was born at Midhurst, Sussex in 1952, eldest of the five children of David Hamilton Gault (born 1928) and his wife Felicity Jane née Gribble (1929-2017), who married at Harting, neard Petersfield in July 1950, a sister to Katherine Gault [Hamilton q.v.]. Annabel studied at West Surrey College of Art, 1973-1977 and at the Royal Academy Schools, 1977-1980. She married in London in 1982, Jonathan Michael Franklin but continued to paint as Annabel Gault. 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 Annabel's paintings and drawings are grounded. Her charcoal drawings of Suffolk and the Australian Outback are beautifully drawn and sparkling with energy. Since 1973, Annabel has exhibited at many group exhibitions with solo shows in Colchester, Oxford, Woodbridge, Ipswich and at the Arts Council of Wales, Welshpool. 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, began working on an extremely large-scale oil paint on paper which was exhibited at Campden Gallery, London the following year. Her work is held in public collections including the Arts Council of Great Britain, The Government Art Collection, Hampshire County Council, ING Barings, Cazenove Group Plc and The British Museum. Annabel is the author of 'Annabel Gault: New Work' (2012).

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