Mainly an abstract artist, working on a large scale, Abigail Bowen tries to create fully autonomous paintings that evoke an emotional response by the viewer. Often starting with a word, feeling or passage of text she tries to visualise those emotions in colour, form and scale. Although some areas of the canvas may resemble water, clouds or sky, her focus is actually on removing all reference to reality in the hope that the 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.
Having only in recent years come back to painting after drawing classes reignited her passion, it seems that time has enabled Abigail to know clearly what she is hoping to communicate through her work. Her work has been sold both here in the UK and internationally and she has completed a number of commissions for interior design firms.
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm, SOLD
FORGET ME NOT
Oil on canvas, 70 x 90cm, SOLD
Oil on canvas, 100 x 120cm, £2400
STUDY OF A BLACK DOG NO.5
Oil on canvas, 120 x 100cm, £2400