Annabel grew up on a farm on the Māhia Peninsula in Northern Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. She has taken art throughout high school and is currently studying a Bachelor of Visual Arts at Otago Polytechnic in Dunedin.
Annabel’s portrait of her great-grandmother was selected as one of 50 finalists in the inaugural Kiingi Tuheitia Portraiture Awards in 2021. These works were collated and exhibited at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery in Wellington, which subsequently toured around New Zealand.
With a preference for oils, Annabel enjoys impressionist-style painting and portraiture and hopes to further her painting journey around the world in the future.