Annabel Menheneott artist with Wychwood Art. Annabel’s talent and interest in paintings may have been inherited from her maternal great grandfather, Rowland Hill, a Royal Academician and founder member of the Staithes Group of Artists. The daughter of a Royal Marine, her fathers work enabled the family to travel widely and often live by the sea - an obvious influence of her work. Now based in Bath, Annabel graduated with a BA in Fine Art in 2004. At university she explored different aspects of painting including art as therapy and the structural qualities of paintings. Having studied Theatre Studies she also has a tie and appreciation of theatre and some of her paintings could be seen to encompass theatrical qualities. In 2018 Annabel was selected to be an official Owl Artist for the Minerva Art Trail in Bath. Two of her designs were sponsored and two of her owl sculptures adorned the streets of Bath over the summer trail which raised over £140,000 in total for charity, including the Dyson Cancer Centre in Bath. “I enjoy working in acrylic paint as it allows me to work quickly and build up layers creating depth of colour and a range of textures from very thin washes to impasto when the paint appears to come out of the canvas. I like to experiment applying the paint using various sized palette knives and large brushes which allow me the freedom to create exciting painterly marks which i feel reflect the vibrant characteristics of the coastal environments.” Annabel’s paintings communicate an atmosphere; some convey a feeling of emptiness and vastness whilst others suggest a feeling of calm. Annabel Menheneott artist is shown in Wychwood Art gallery and online . Please call 07799 535 765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .