Annabel Hocking


My work explores connection to nature, to people and places, to the self. I begin with memories of places, of childhood summers in Cornwall, adventuring through jungles of bamboo and gunnera, swimming in the ocean, eating pasties under the shade of tree ferns. I revisit those memories, spending time in the landscape, soaking up the small moments, enjoying the slowness and nostalgia. These moments are expressed in vibrant colour and playful textures with acrylic paint, oil pastel, collage and machine embroidery through my work. Trained in architecture, I've become curious about how elements of this reveal themselves in my work. In my approach to space and composition or my affinity to a sense of place. I invite you to escape the hysteria, slow down, marvel at the abundance of nature, breathe in the moment.