Annabel Andrews was born in the Isle of Wight in 1940 now lives and works in El Escorial near Madrid Spain, where the colour, light and volumes of the mountains inspire her work. As also her friendship with the late Spanish artists Pablo Palazuelo and Jose Guerrero.
By preparing her own canvases with home made casein glue base and zinc white the work is light and luminous ready for applying acrylic colours.
While still very young she obtained honours certificate from the Royal Drawing Society in England, and continued to study in private and municipal workshops in Gran Canaria, and on moving to Madrid, in the Fine Arts Circle. Classical techniques learn in Academia Peña (Madrid). Engraving workshop in Las Rozas and in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Landscape course of the Prado Museum. Also learning litograph techniques, and still takes part in a live model drawing group.
Interview February 2020: Artspace Magazine
Interview December 2018: Resident Magazine http://residentpublications.com/interview-with-annabel-andrews/
Interview September 2018: Singulart
1975 Second Prize, Atlantic Fair (Gran Canaria)
1977 First Prize, Majadahonda (Madrid)
1978 First Prize, Caja de Ahorros de Majadahonda (Madrid)
1980 First Prize, Academia Peña (Madrid)
1987 Mention of Honor, IV Contest "Villa de las Rozas" (Madrid)
1989 Mention of Honor, City Hall of Majadahonda (Madrid)
1990 First Prize, City Hall of Majadahonda (Madrid)
1980 Sala Peña (Madrid)
1984 Aldaba Cultural Center (Madrid)
1988 Municipal Library of Las Rozas de Madrid
1990 House of Culture of San Lorenzo de El Escorial
1992 RA del Rey Gallery (Madrid)
1994 House of Culture of Majadahonda (Madrid)
1994 Medici Gallery (London)
1994 House of Culture, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
1996 House of Culture, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
1997 House of Culture of the Rozas de Madrid
1997 House of Culture, Sala Maruja Mallo, Las Rozas
1998 Gallery El Gayo Arte, Madrid
1998 House of Culture, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
2000 Gallery Pilar Mulet (The Collector), Madrid
2004 Gallery Espacio Guides, Madrid
2005 House of Culture, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
2007 Álvaro Sellés Gallery, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
2009 House of Culture, San Lorenzo de El Escorial
2010 Loft 55, Madrid
2011 Gallery Kreisler, Madrid
2015 Gallery Kreisler, Madrid
2016 Gallery Kreisler, Madrid
And more than 40 collective exhibitions.
Her works are in private collections in Europe, America and Asia.