Abigail's work explores the human and animal form. Her large-scale oil paintings and charcoal drawings focus on animals and aims to expose a sense of the primal and powerful beneath the seemingly vulnerable surface.

 

Abigail says her work concerns "animals poised in their ultimate state, stand like statues demanding your attention. They can appear small or fragile but on closer inspection hold immense power and resistence, mightier than all."

 

The animals depicted in her paintings are often ones we traditionally associate with the English countryside and hunting - the hare, the stag, the swan.

 

The stark and minimalist paintings are striking in their simplicity, the brushwork broad and powerful. Viewers are reminded of ink drawings as the palette is kept to dark, richly hued tones. The monochrome is often mixed with a hint of colour, giving the painting a subtle depth.