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Annabel Wright

Annabel Wright trained at Brighton College of Art and now works from her top-floor tenement home in Glasgow. She works on paper, choosing between pencil, paint or pen in response to her subject matter. The act of drawing and especially recording what she sees around her is a fundamental part of Annabel’s approach to image making. Drawing on location is one of her favourite activities. She has been lucky enough to be sent to draw at The Chelsea Flower Show for the Royal Mail, concerts in Manhattan for the New Yorker and to a local boxing club in Glasgow to illustrate a short story. When the need arises, Annabel also relies on reference closer to home. Both her husband and her daughter have appeared in her artworks. People are at the heart of her best work and she is truly in her stride when depicting human emotions and everyday situations, expressing much with deft understatement. Her work displays an astute and sensitive approach which has led to a broad range of commissions from theatre backdrops to postage stamps, New York subway cars to building hoardings. Annabel's work has been used for campaigns for Amnesty International and the School of Visual Arts in New York as well as appearing in newspapers and magazines such as The Economist, The Financial Times and book covers for Mark Twain’s novels. For a while she had a parallel life as bass-player with influential Glasgow band The Pastels and her involvement with the music scene is evident in posters and record sleeves that she has designed for bands such as Teenage Fanclub, Sleater-Kinney and InternationalAirport.

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