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Annabel Cullen

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As a painter of the human figure, my interest in and feeling of connection with trees arises in part from their anthropomorphic and emotive qualities. I enjoy the correlation between their sinuous, jointed limbs and human anatomy; movement and feeling is often suggested in their static forms. The physical presence of great ancient trees can be quite overwhelming.  For me they are powerful protagonists of the human condition.

The medium of drawing is my preference, for its speed and immediacy, it allows me to respond very directly to the subject. Most of the work is made on site using a variety of drawing materials, predominantly charcoal and ink. Annabel Cullen


2014               Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, runner-up

1990               BP Portrait Award, First Prize



Public Collections

National Portrait Gallery, London



2017- present      Member of The Arborealists

2007- present     Tutor, Putney School of Art; Visiting tutor, The Art Academy

1980-83               Royal College of Art, MA in Painting

1974-8                 Camberwell School of Art & Crafts, BA in Fine Art 

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