Abigail Bowen

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Abigail Bowen creates large-scale oil paintings inspired by a word, feeling or passage of text.
Abigail’s hazy and autonomous paintings are a portal to the subconscious.
She has exhibited extensively in recent years and continues to sell work internationally.

Abigail Bowen is an abstract painter. She creates large-scale fully autonomous paintings to evoke an emotional response in the viewer. The Brighton-born artist graduated in Fine Art (Painting) from Chelsea College of Art in 1996.

Abigail Bowen’s Artistic Process

Inspired by a term in Donna Tartt’s novel, The Goldfinch, Abigail paints ‘the edge of the rainbow’: a space that sits just beyond reality, where ‘all beauty, magic and art exists’. She takes straight to the canvas, birthing her paintings through the intuitive and spontaneous layering of thin and fluid oil paints. Abigail begins her process with a word, feeling or passage of text. Then, taking her stimuli, she visualises the subsequent emotions in colour, form and scale. The resulting abstract works capture a ghostly, spiritual or amorphous presence - representing a portal into the subconscious. In this way, all of her paintings are unique and influenced by multiple variables; ideas, frustrations, happiness and the story of the process that created it.

Exhibitions

Abigail has exhibited prolifically in recent years. Exhibitions include The Affordable Art Fair, represented by Hicks Gallery, Battersea, London, (2019), Hicks Gallery (2019), Art on The Mind, Proud Galleries, London (2019), The Other Art Fair, London (2019), and The Affordable Art Fair Stockholm (2018). The artist was also a finalist in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year Award (2018). Her work has been sold in the UK and internationally.

Selected Works

Fleming by Abigail Bowen

Fleming

Paintings - 25x30 cm
Brunel by Abigail Bowen

Brunel

Paintings - 25x30 cm
Chiara by Abigail Bowen

Chiara

Paintings - 70x70 cm
Oralee by Abigail Bowen

Oralee

Paintings - 70x70 cm
Thea by Abigail Bowen

Thea

Paintings - 70x70 cm
Clover by Abigail Bowen

Clover

Paintings - 106x106 cm
Penny by Abigail Bowen

Penny

Paintings - 106x106 cm
Not Enough Nothing No.1 by Abigail Bowen

Not Enough Nothing No.1

Paintings - 76x56 cm
Not Enough Nothing no.7 by Abigail Bowen

Not Enough Nothing no.7

Paintings - 76x56 cm
Not Enough Nothing No.9 by Abigail Bowen

Not Enough Nothing No.9

Paintings - 76x56 cm

Indra no.10

Paintings - 30x40 cm

Bounty

Paintings - 100x100 cm

Hooper

Paintings - 100x120 cm

Mab

Paintings - 120x120 cm

Glinda

Paintings - 100x100 cm

Plenty

Paintings - 145x145 cm

Fortune

Paintings - 145x145 cm

Not Enough Nothing No.6

Paintings - 76x56 cm

Not Enough Nothing No.3

Paintings - 76x56 cm

Lost for Words

Paintings - 30x40 cm

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