Versatile artist Annabel Hewitt creates both spirited paintings and evocative collages as she explores various styles of expression. For her collages on richly textured, handmade paper, she layers images from nature with cultural images and text to create sensitive yet lively tableaux.
Hewitt was born in Sussex, England. Her family later settled in Trinidad, in the West Indies, where she says she developed her intuitive feeling for shape and color. In her twenties, she studied art at the Tunbridge Wells Art School in Kent, England. She then traveled extensively throughout Europe and North Africa before returning to England, where she lives today. Her style has evolved over the years from abstract to collage to representational, as she seeks a more personal style of expression.
Her artwork has been commissioned by many corporations, including British Airways, Nestle, and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Her art is also included in the collections of such corporations as Citibank, Morgan Stanley, and Mercedes Benz Finance.