Self Portrait in Last Night's Make-up (March 2016)

Self Portrait in Last Night's Make-up (March 2016)

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 visualize 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.

At the moment I am particularly influenced by Francis Bacon, Turner, de Kooning, Kline, Rothko and Monet’s Waterlillies.

Abigail was born in Brighton and graduated in Fine Art (Painting) from Chelsea College of Art in 1996. She shows regularly with The Chalk Gallery in Sussex and at various group shows in Brighton. She is currently the Featured Artist at The Chalk Gallery, Lewes.

The Other Art Fair - London, 22nd to 25th March 2018.

Featured Artist - The Chalk Gallery, Lewes 29th Jan to 25th Feb 2018. Private View Thursday 1st Feb 5pm to 8pm.

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 - Joined 5th June 2017

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.