Annabel Hill is a designer and printmaker living in Appledore, North Devon where the beauty of the natural environment inspires her to create designs and prints at her studio.
Growing up in London in a family of art lovers, she took early inspiration from frequent visits to art galleries as well as idyllic holidays in Shropshire.
In her late teens, her love for the environment and art lead her to study both onto degree level. Nature always is the main focus of her artwork.
Her Textile Design degree gave her the skills to create pattern abstracted from images and drawings of plant life.
Since moving to North Devon, Annabel has homed in on botanical imagery from hedgerows and from rockpools. Seed heads and buds are also good imagery.
Her home based studio now has several presses which she uses to create a wide range of prints.Patterns are then developed from printwork using digitsl software, then repeated onto natural fabrics. Block prints and screen prints also are made.
Sustainability is key so only natural fibres and feather cushion pads (from a studio in Scotland) are used. All work is created and printed in the UK. Cards are printed onto FSC board and packed into cornstarch bags.