Annabelle Wanjiku was born in 1962 in Nyeri, Kenya and started her artistic career in the mid 1980s. She was inspired and encouraged by her German artist partner and the late Ruth Schaffner - curator of the prestigious Gallery Watatu in Nairobi.
Annabelle belongs to the earlier generation of Kenyan artists and, without academic training, autodidactically developed her very personal style: semi-abstract, semi-figurative, colourful, ‘Annabelle-Blue’ and dream-like compositions.
Today she lives and works as a freelance artist in Kampala, Uganda.Annabelle has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Kenya, Uganda, Germany and Japan. Her large-scale mixed media composition “Mother Nature and her Babies” (2001) was auctioned in 2013 in Circle Art’s Modern and Contemporary Art Auction in Nairobi.
Untitled | Oil on Cloth | 100cm x 140cm - 1993
Untitled | Oil on Canvas | 75cm x 100cm - 2004
Entwined Masks | Mixed Media on Canvas | 70cm x 120cm - 2010
It is Love | Oil/Acrylic on Canvas | 66cm x 78cm
Giving Birth to Birds | Oil on Canvas | 80cm x 120cm - 1998