My work is inspired by the ‘edge of the rainbow’. The blurred place where reality and our emotions and imagination mingle. It’s the place that transcends what we see and creates those tiny moments that capture the heart and touch our souls.
I am a mainly abstract artist, working on a large scale. I am trying to create fully autonomous paintings that evoke an emotional response in the viewer. I often start with a word, feeling or passage of text and try to visualise those emotions in colour, form and scale. Although some areas of the canvas may resemble water, clouds or sky, I try very hard to remove all reference to reality and hope that a viewer can respond to the paintings as unique objects in their own right.
Abigail was born in Brighton and graduated in Fine Art (Painting) from Chelsea College of Art in 1996.
Her work is sold internationally via Saatchi Art and this website. In the past year she has exhibited with The Other Art Fair in Bristol and London, had a successful solo show in Bath and became a member of The Chalk Gallery in Sussex. Abigail took part as a Wildcard contestant on Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Final 2018 and had a sell out show in the Artists Open Houses as part of The Brighton Festival 2017. Her work has been exhibited in Manchester with Art in Offices and she has just completed a large commission for London Interior design firm, Thirteen.
Artists Open House (Brighton Festival) - May 2018
The Other Art Fair - London, 22nd to 25th March 2018.
Featured Artist - The Chalk Gallery, Lewes 29th Jan to 25th Feb 2018.
Lane House Arts (solo show) - Bath, 29th September to 30th November 2017
The Other Art Fair - Bristol, 1st to 3rd September 2017.
This Is Who We Are (group show) - Bailey Contemporary, Brighton. June 15th to 9th July 2017.
Chalk Gallery, Lewes - 5th June 2017 to 20th May 2018.
Artists Open House (Brighton Festival) - May 2017
Annual Open Exhibition (group show) - Pelham House, Lewes. Jan 18th to Feb 28th 2017.
Wintertide (group show) - Brush Gallery, Brighton. Dec 2016.
Art at The Claremont (group show) - The Claremont Hotel, Hove. Nov 2016 to April 2017.
SNUG Christmas Open House (group show) - SNUG Gallery, Hove. Dec 2016.
This Shimmering Space (solo show) - Mange Tout, Brighton. Oct to Nov 2016.
Brush (group show) - Brush Gallery, Brighton. March 2016.
SNUG Christmas Open House (group show) - SNUG Gallery, Hove. Dec 2015.
SNUG May Festival Open House (group show) - SNUG Gallery, Hove. May 2015.