A child of professional artists, Annabelle has been making art of all kinds since she was a toddler. Her artwork has gathered top awards at the Alabama state level and the national level such as the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards in 2012 and 2013. Her winning paintings for both years were chosen to be exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education for two years. She was also a 2013 YoungArts finalist and scholarship recipient. Her work has been exhibited in shows nationwide including the Miami Museum of Art and the Kennedy Center in NY.
Annabelle has completed professional commissions, such as a large mural for the Birmingham Zoo and 12 large pastel paintings for Creekside Tavern restaurant. She has also done several portrait and pet portrait commissions. Her parents own Red Dot Gallery in Homewood, AL where Annabelle teaches classes.
In addition to painting and drawing, Annabelle has been making wearable costumes from scratch since 2008. She travels to costume conventions in the region where she shares and displays her fabrications. She is currently working on a new series of artwork that integrates costume-making and oil painting.
She will graduate from University of Alabama in May of 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Her summer after graduation will be spent painting sets for the Santa Fe Opera.
34" x 40" Oil on Canvas 2012 SOLD
From the series, "Dress Code," a body of work depicting normal people in everyday settings with costumes that are out-of-place. Her work is influenced by her love of costume making, Japanese animation, and traditional oil painting.