GAULT, Annabel

1952 - ?

Annabel Gault

Annabel Sarah Gault was born at Midhurst, Sussex in 1952, eldest of the five children of David Hamilton Gault (9 April 1928-29 November 2021) and his wife Felicity Jane née Gribble ((1929-19 June 2017)), who married at Harting, near Petersfield in July 1950, a sister to Katherine Hamilton. 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 (born 11 January 1953) 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 Gallery exhibition, began working on an extremely large-scale oil paint on paper which was exhibited at Campden Gallery, London the following year. 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. 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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