Annabelle completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Sydney, whilst concurrently studying Fashion Design part time at night at the National Art School at Darlinghurst.  Following her Bachelor of Arts degree, she completed a Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts (Plant and Wildlife Illustration) at the University of Newcastle.

The COVID shutdown provided the time and space to set up a studio in the dining room at The Racecourse Inn in Longford, Tasmania. With an enduring fascination with the natural world and a love of animals, after 30 years of painting in watercolours, Annabelle has returned to oils, painting landscapes, and portraits of  the animals around her.  

Annabelle Sandes' studio at The Racecourse Inn in Longford, Tasmania

Latest Works

Barnaby
Annabelle Sandes, 2023
Oil on Belgian linen
36 x 46cm

Private commission

SOLD

 

Rosie  – Curtain Call, Centre Stage
Annabelle Sandes, 2023
Oil on Belgian linen
25 x 30cm
$1500

SOLD

Ted
Annabelle Sandes, 2022
Oil on Belgian linen
50 x 61cm
$5,500

SOLD

 

William
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Oil on linen
60 x 60cm
$6,000

SOLD – Woolmers Art Exhibition 2021

Hare today, gone tomorrow.
Annabelle Sandes, 2018
Watercolour on paper
23 x 26cm (42 x 46cm framed)
$1,500

SOLD

 

Hare
Annabelle Sandes, 2020
Oil on board
30 x 40cm
$1,500

SOLD

Angus Bull
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Oil on linen
60 x 60cm
Private Commission

SOLD 

Hare in Arcadia (Thomas Cole’s Hare)
Annabelle Sandes, 2022
Oil on Belgian linen panel
40 x 30cm
$2,800


Blossom
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Oil on canvas
33 x 43cm
$2,000

SOLD – Woolmers Art Exhibition 2021

Nell
Annabelle Sandes, 2020
Oil on canvas
60 x 60cm
$3,500

SOLD

Pippin
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Coloured pencil on  film
27.9 x 35.6cm
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NOT FOR SALE

Harry the Hare
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Oil on canvas
33 x 43cm
$2,000

SOLD

Bleat
Annabelle Sandes, 2020
Oil on canvas
51 x 61cm
$3,000

SOLD

Robin
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Soft pastel on pastel paper
42 x 29.7cm
$500

SOLD

Pippin – reclining nude
Annabelle Sandes, 2021
Oil on canvas
37 x 37cm

NOT FOR SALE

Artist's CV

1987 – 1990      BA Fine Arts – University of Sydney

1987 – 1990      Certificate Fashion Design (part-time) — National Art School, Darlinghurst NSW

1994                      Graduate Diploma Visual Art (Plant and Wildlife Illustration) – University of Newcastle, NSW

1994                      Margaret Senior Award for Plant and Wildlife Illustration, University of Newcastle

1994                      Exhibition – The Chancellory, University of Newcastle

1994                      Group Exhibition, Watt Space, Newcastle NSW

1994                      Group Exhibition – University of Newcastle, UK

1996                      Group Exhibition – Charles Hewitt, Queen St, Woollahra

1999                      Group Exhibition, “Botanica”, Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

2000                      Group Exhibition, “Botanica”, Botanic Gardens, Sydney, NSW

2003                      Solo Exhibition, Catanachs, High St Armadale VIC

2003                      Solo Exhibition, Catalina Gallery, Broome WA

2007                      Solo Exhibition, “Tide Lines”, Catanachs, High St Armadale VIC

2007                      Solo Exhibition,  Catalina Gallery, Broome WA

2008                      Shortlisted – Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award, Natural History Museum, London UK

2018                      Group Exhibition – Woolmers Estate, Longford, Tasmania

2021                      Group Exhibition – Woolmers Estate, Longford, Tasmania

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