Annabel is a British artist based in Devon and she specialises in glass painting pets and wildlife.
'The idea for painting animals on glass came about from wanting a unique keepsake of my cats. I'm passionate about the natural world too having an Environmental Science degree'. With a good response from a market stall, she expanded onto the internet and her paintings are now all over the world, as well as in local shops. In 2014 digital prints of paintings were introduced on lots of products.
She initally makes a sketch on paper using a variety of photographs as reference and her imagination. The glassware is then painted using non toxic glass paint in stages over a few days, as the paint has to dry before adding more detail.
Once completed Annabel signs the glassware with her initials ARP usually in transparent paint. The glass is bought in the UK and the paintings are heat set so they can be hand washed.
You can read more about Annabel's journey setting up the business in her blog.
Exeter Art Week 22nd - 28th May 2018
Annabel will be participating in this year's art week and her new animal alphabet colouring book with associated paintings will be on display in Exeter Central Library throughout May and June