My name is Abi and I am lucky enough to live in the beautiful Surrey Hills with my partner, my three children and two energetic dogs!
I studied art and design at school and after university I had the opportunity to move to New York where I had the most incredible experience at art school. I trained under some amazingly talented teachers, put together solo exhibitions and won scholarships and bursaries.
I continued my training at art school back in London and started discovering a more illustrative way of working, but it wasn’t until a eureka moment experimenting with dip pen and inks that I really started to find my style.
Working with dip pen and inks on wet watercolour paper means every mark, every drop, every run is totally unique and I embrace the fluidity and freedom of this technique. Painting in inks gives a vibrancy and yet softness that helps me to capture the personality and character of everything I draw.
I have made a business out of doing what I love, drawing and painting in pen & inks, and I have developed my fun and quirky style over the years into a high quality brand including beautiful stationery, luxurious bone china, hand made textiles and original pieces of art.
I am proud to say that I have painted hundreds of portraits and illustrations for clients and the ‘Illustration by Abi’ brand is now stocked in more than 50 independent gift shops all over the world.
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