About the Artist
Annette is a Perth-based artist born and bred in Western Australia.
Her interest in watercolour began in early childhood when she painted as a small child with her grandfather, who was a skilled watercolourist. Study work and family intervened and in 2009 Annette finally realised her lifelong ambition to study watercolours. She has attended Claremont School of Art, Bathurst University vacation courses and many workshops with renowned, overseas, eastern states and local artists.
She is past secretary and committee member of the Watercolour Society of Western Australia.
In April 2014 Annette exhibited in the Spirit of the Thoroughbred exhibition and was awarded the Racing Trainers Association Prize. She was awarded the People’s choice award at the Artika exhibition and has been awarded three high commendations for her work at the 2014 and 2015 Watercolour Society of W.A. awards. She also received two high commendations in the 2018 and 2019 Beverley Station Arts Exhibition.
In 2016 Annette exhibited at the Italian International Watercolour exhibition in Alessandria and in 2020 at the International Watercolour Exhibition Fremantle. Annette exhibits annually at the Watercolour Society Exhibition and Beverley Station Arts Exhibition.
Watching Over Cossack
37cm x 55cm – Unframed, Unmatted
These beautiful falcons were sitting quietly surveying the red, dusty town of Cossack in Australia’s North West. Their graceful beauty a contrast to their rugged surroundings.
35cm x 54cm
On holidays in Greece, you can’t help but note they have the cutest public transport anywhere. This old man was ferrying patrons up and down to the town from the ship below and I just had to capture him.
An Australian Ballet
37.5cm x 55cm
Watching these emus at Donnelly River I was struck by how graceful they are at times. The wind was blowing their tail feathers around making them look like tutus. It started a series of balletic emu paintings that is still in progress. More to follow.
30cm x 45cm – Unframed – Unmatted
Another special moment on holiday. Early morning and the only one around was this man speeding up the canal in his boat, while everything else was silent, deserted and still.
I’ve Got My Eye on You
60cm x 38cm
These fellows were sitting in the middle of a small lake at Australind and their eyes seemed to follow wherever we walked. Caught them with a couple of photos and painted in the studio.
Dusk At Daydawn
51cm x 36cm – Unframed, Unmatted
This beautiful building, the office of the Great Fingal Mine stands alone as the only remnant of the Gold rush at Daydawn. Built by Italian Stonemasons its perfect lines stand out in the middle of the Murchison, so isolated.