Hi, I am Annabel,
I am Scottish and half Dutch.
In 2001 I moved to Freiburg (Germany)
I studied Textiles & Surface Decoration at art school in Aberdeen.
After working in Interior design including John Lewis,
I became an Art Tutor in Community Arts.
I love sharing my knowledge & skills with others.
I believe that 'creative expression' plays
a key role in our emotional development.
I see my role in life as a facilitator,
a connector and a guide!
For as long as I can remember I have been creative.
I love spending time in my studio,
experimenting and playing until
I reach the desired goal.
I am very inquisitive and I love doing new things.
In addition to my own creative practice,
I write, do nature therapy, dance, paint, bake
& take part in personal development courses.
My Art Work
I create 'Textile Art Pieces' ; Fabric Panels, Framed Pictures, Fabric Books and Accessories. I combine techniques such as painting directly onto fabric, printing with paper stencils, Applique & Patchwork. I transfer photos (which I take myself) onto fabric, do mono-printing and finish off sewing using my trusty Pfaff sewing machine.