Annabel Gault

b. 1952

Born in West Sussex in 1952, Annabel Gault’s landscapes emerge as indistinct, evocative hazes of light and colour. She uses many media—gouache, oil, oil stick, charcoal—on paper, to capture the light in her garden (planted and looked after by her husband). Her practice explores natural forms and empty landscapes, the only hint at human presence a house or distant lights. Andrew Lambirth finds in her work an “artist’s true understanding of the moods and hues of nature, its subtleties. Beneath the apparent careless vivacity of surface lies a profound sense of structure: the vigorous sweep and drive of the paint is balanced by a precision of drawing, a flair for accurate notation”.

 

Educated at West Surrey College of Art between 1973 and 1977, she completed her study at the Royal Academy Schools (1977-80). She now lives and works in Suffolk. Since 1973 she has shown in some twenty-five group exhibitions, and has had solo shows in Colchester, Oxford, Woodbridge, Ipswich, and Welshpool (Arts Council of Wales). Her first show at the Redfern Gallery was in 1993, and she has shown there regularly since. Her work is in many public collections, including the Arts Council, British Museum, and the Government Art Collection, among others.

 

Between 1993 and 1994 she painted a series of works at Butser Hill in Hampshire, which were subsequently purchased by Hampshire County Council. These pieces show dark hills and the warm browns and greens of the English countryside, their horizons topped with shaded clouds.

 

In 2008, Gault showed a collection of landscape paintings at the Campden Gallery, which followed her travels through Ireland (Co. Kerry), Cassis and the USA—the Valley of the Gods and New Mexico in particular. She had visited the latter over three years, from 2005 to 2008, and the paintings that she executed in the dry landscape of the Valley of the Gods shimmer with an intensity of heat, picked out in burnt oranges and bright blue skies. In contrast, those paintings that depict the harbour in Cassis are cool and dark, with buildings and glowing lights lending warmth to night scenes. Gault's work was most recently displayed at Southampton City Art Gallery, as part of its survey exhibition on the subject of British castles, entitled Capture the Castle, which opened in May 2017. 

 

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  • <span class=%22title%22>Canopy, Orange/Blue<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2014</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Canopy, Orange/Blue, 2014
    Oil-stick on paper
    36 x 50 cm
    Signed and dated verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Orchard III<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2014</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Orchard III, 2014
    Oil-stick on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed and dated verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Summer I<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2014</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Summer I, 2014
    Ink and gouache on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed and dated verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Blue under Black<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2013</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Blue under Black, 2013
    Ink and gouache on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed and dated verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Blue, White<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2013</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Blue, White, 2013
    Ink on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Green Garden<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2013</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Green Garden, 2013
    Ink and gouache on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Light Morning<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2013</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Light Morning, 2013
    Ink on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Spring III<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2013</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Spring III, 2013
    Oil-stick on paper
    62 x 93 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Foliage, Grey Green<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2012</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Foliage, Grey Green, 2012
    Ink and gouache on paper
    70 x 100 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Garden XIV<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2011</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Garden XIV, 2011
    Charcoal on paper
    57 x 76 cm
  • <span class=%22title%22>Garden, Autumn<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2009</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Garden, Autumn, 2009
    Oil on paper
    153 x 200 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Garden, Spring II<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2009</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Garden, Spring II, 2009
    Oil on paper
    38 x 52 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Trees and Sage Brush<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2009</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Trees and Sage Brush, 2009
    Oil on paper
    76 x 106 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Box Canyon I<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2008-2010</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Box Canyon I, 2008-2010
    Oil on paper
    153 x 220 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Autumn Garden VI<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2008</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Autumn Garden VI, 2008
    Oil on paper
    19 x 26 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Bluff<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2008</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Bluff, 2008
    Oil on paper
    26 x 38 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Box Canyon II<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2008</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Box Canyon II, 2008
    Oil on paper
    24 x 37 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Mesa I<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2008</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Mesa I, 2008
    Oil on paper
    27 x 37 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Garden with Blue Sky Showing<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2006</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Garden with Blue Sky Showing, 2006
    Oil on paper
    76 x 106 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Harbour at Night (Prussian Blue Sky)<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2006</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Harbour at Night (Prussian Blue Sky), 2006
    Oil on paper
    103 x 154 cm
    Signed verso
  • <span class=%22title%22>Winter<span class=%22title_comma%22>, </span></span><span class=%22year%22>2006</span>
    Annabel Gault
    Winter, 2006
    Oil on paper
    76 x 105 cm
    Signed verso

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