Annabel Pope grew up on a farm in Norfolk, always exploring the outdoors and wildlife.
She first visited Africa as a child and continued to travel and spend time in the continent throughout her formal education. Over the years Annabel’s work has documented visits to several other countries including North and South America, India and the Far East. Her great passion for travel allows her to visualise and witness wildlife in it’s natural environment and is the inspiration for all the work. Her work attracts interest internationally and she has successfully exhibited in the UK on several occasions which have established her as a leading wildlife artist.
Annabel’s passion for her subject matter is captured in her unique style and variety of mediums. Her need to explore the close chemistry and behavioural characteristics of each species, results in her forming a style which relates best to the living soul of the individual animals.
Annabel’s skill is her consistent ability to deliver works which on the one hand show remarkable technical quality and visual integrity to the subject; whilst at the same time transferring great character, spirit and energy to the observer.
Annabel also contributes her work to charities and exhibits with travel companies to promote holidays worldwide. A few charities include, Countryside Foundation for Education, the Countryside Alliance, Zambian Conservation and Lewa Wildlife Conservancy. A silent auction was held of one her paintings for Tusk Trust, and consequently printed in Sir Tim Ackroyd’s book ‘Ark Two’.
Kenya, 2011, she was asked to be artist in residence at little Governors Camp in the Masai Mara, working with Jonathan Scott and Warren Samuels from the BBC big cat diary series.
2012 – Annabel then travelled finding inspiration again from Kenya, Mongolia, Ladakh (in the Indian Himalaya), and India. Her work Exhibited by Cricket Fine Art, SW6 in a Solo Show.
2013 – Trips to Morocco and Kenya, working with Ralph Lauren stores abroad, private commissions, solo show at Lavenham Hall and numerous group charity show.
2014 – Trip to Kenya working with lodges and selling work. Solo show at Patrick Mavros, london.
Annabel works from her own studio in Battersea and work can be viewed by appointment at her Studio/gallery.