Annabel Andrews’ knowledge and influences come primarily from friendship with the Spanish artists José Guerrero and Pablo Palazuelo. Says the artist of her work, “having enjoyed many hours drawing and painting directly from nature and live models, all my paintings originate from that experience. Over the years many different possibilities arose experimenting with colors and forms. My work swings between figurative and abstract, the latter being most apparent. In spite of color being the most important feature, for a few years I worked with black and white, depicting ice and fountains seen in the monastery of El Escorial. The latest work with color fields is more abstract based on emotions through color.” Having studied techniques of the old masters, she prepares her own canvases with home made casin glue base and zinc white, which gives the work a light and luminous finish for later applying acrylic colors in various layers.
Starting to paint and draw very young, Andrews’ obtained an honors certificate from The Royal Drawing Society, London, and continues studies in private academies and municipal workshops in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and the Circulo de Bellas Artes Madrid, Spain, also learning etching and lithograph techniques. For many years her work has been shown in important galleries in Madrid, also in cultural centers around Spain, and has received various local awards. Her works are in private collections in Spain, England, Canada, USA, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Canary Islands.
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