Mixed Media Artist
Ko Mataatua te Waka
Ko Tauranga te Moana
Ko Mauao te Maunga
Ko Waitao te Awa
Ko Ngati Pukenga te Iwi
Ko Te Whetu o te Rangi te Marae
Annabelle graduated from Whitireia Community Polytechnic with a Craft & Design Diploma. She has been a practising artist since 2001 and works with a variety of mediums to create innovative artwork for contemporary interiors.
Born in Tauranga in the Bay of Plenty, Annabelle is of Ngati Pukenga and Scottish descent. She works from her studio based in her hometown of Martinborough in the Wairarapa.
Annabelle’s work is based on the fundamental design elements and principles of raranga (weaving), a traditional Maori artform. She is drawn to the use of pattern and exploring their origins. This understanding enables her to stretch possibilities with non-traditional materials and explore modern concepts.
She has created bodies of work for exclusively themed solo & group exhibitions and her work has sold to local and offshore collectors.