Artist: Annabel Langrish
Annabel Langrish studied painting at Cheltenham, Wolverhampton and Sligo. After raising a family and establishing a smallholding in Leitrim, she returned to painting and in 1993 she won the Iontas National Painting Award which led to a series of well-received exhibitions.
Annabel’s upbringing in Barbados gave her an experience of colour and pattern that influences her lively, varied and highly creative work.
The move to West Cork in 2005, with husband Klaus, brought her back to the sea and mountains which have inspired another phase in her artistic life.
Her work ranges from watercolours, oils and drawings of landscape, boats, animals and the human figure to vibrant painted ceramics, raku, and sculpture. Always a beachcomber, she constructs mirrors, pictures and fleets of boats using driftwood and found objects.