My work responds to the environment both man made and natural and makes connections to man’s search to find a context within the modern world.

Recurring visits to garden and coast has become a familiar language within my work. A fascination with modernism and new waves in architecture has set a seed of investigation into the rediscovery of the man-made and natural world.

Annabel Ridley comes from a background of visual artists. Father, Geoffrey Naftal Frere-Smith; Architect. Mother, Margaret; Painter and illustrator. Simon Frere-Smith; Artist Painter. Matthew Frere-Smith; Sculptor.



Annabel Ridley