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Annabel Mednick


I am a figurative artist, working mainly in oil on canvas. I have a Fine Art degree from Suffolk College.
I have won awards for my portraits, including prizes at the prestigious BP Portrait Awards at the National Portrait Gallery, and at the Sternberg Centre in London. I regularly show my work in venues in London,
East Anglia and abroad, and I have my work in numerous private collections.
I teach evening classes at Suffolk College which I enjoy immensely and I am happy to give private tuition.
From 2006 – 2008 I was Chair of Key Arts, - an artists run group in Ipswich.
As an artist/performer I have collaborated on several dance and theatre projects.
Recent exhibitions include;
2004, -2009   Byard art, Cambridge, Featured artist, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009
2002, -2009   Buckenham Gallery, Southwold, Featured artist, 2004, 2007,2008,
2004,- 2009   The Pin Mill Studio,  Chelmondiston, Ipswich Solo show 2005, 2007,2008
2008               The Frame Workshop, Ipswich, (Solo show)
2005,- 2009   Ip- Art,  The Ancient House Gallery, Ipswich, with Nero Artists Group,
2009               Key Arts “Frailty of Dreams “performance. Ip -Art St Mary at the Quay, Ipswich,
2006               Key Arts residency, St Mary at the Quay, Ipswich,
2005               Hicks Gallery, Wimbledon, London
2005               Alderburgh Gallery, Alderburgh,
2005, -2008   Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London
2004 - 2006   Suffolk Open Studios, Various exhibitions
2004               Galerie St Fiacre, Nantes, France,
2004               Creative Freelance; Blank Page. Collaborative handmade book project,
2004               The Artists Gallery, Ipswich (Solo show)
2003               “Twisted” The Market Cross Gallery, Bury St Edmunds,
 “Most recently I have been exploring a series of paintings that look at light pouring in, energising the stillness of a room, the contrast of outside and inside, dark and light, and the contemplation of the lone figure.
I love the drama of the quiet moment; in between the big events of life – birth, death etc – people are living normal lives, my work is a celebration of that. All of my work is about things that have gone on forever; everyday things like sewing or washing up. In my interiors, I use buildings, which don’t give you too much detail about where you are –very much ‘door, window, person’. The stones of the building have been there for centuries, while the people are transient. But the people do the same things again and again over time, and the light from the outside world comes in and moves around them.

My highly textured paintings explore the boundaries between contemporary and traditional figurative painting; the abstract and the concrete. They are expressive works, full of nuances of light, colour and atmosphere. They demand not only a literal response but also an emotional one.”