We spoke to artist and Eponine client Annabel Fairfax about her work and inspiration.

Annabel Fairfax pictured outside Cricket Fine Art, wearing Eponine London

Annabel Fairfax pictured outside Cricket Fine Art, wearing Eponine London

Congratulations on the current exhibitions of your work, Annabel. Where did the inspiration for your beautiful paintings come from?

My work is largely drawn from my own imagination, but I have huge admiration for artists such as Ivon Hitchens, who painted as part of the ‘London Group’ in the 1930’s, as well as the French Fauvist painter Raoul Duffy.  I also love the work of Scottish artist Anne Redpath, who was known for her vivid still life paintings, and the British abstract and figurative artist Patrick Heron.

In the spirit of the great British summer, which are your favourite blooms to paint?

I love to paint flowers with good form, such as lilies, harebells and daisies, as well as greenery with abstract shapes.

You share a wonderfully eclectic palette with Eponine's designs. Is that eye for colour what attracted you to the brand?

I love the colours, style and the femininity of the Eponine look and that I can wear the styles for both day and evening.

Which piece from the current collection have you got your eye on?

I cannot wait to come in and chose more dresses with pom poms and hand-embroidered Thai tribal trims.

Where else will you be wearing Eponine this summer?

I am off to Virginia in the US next week and will be wearing Eponine every day!

Hmong Dress with Pom Pom Trim

Hmong Dress with Pom Pom Trim

Annabel Fairfax is represented by Cricket Fine Art in London and Hungerford, www.cricketfineart.co.uk, and Ainscough Contemporary Art in Dartmouth, www.acag.co.uk.