Abigail Boisot

Printmaker and Painter

Exhibiting 2015


I suppose I’m most well known for my oil paintings of polo and horse racing so my latest work is a real change of direction. I’ve taken inspiration from a rather splendid folly I pass every day while walking my dogs. I find it quite fascinating – walking around it through every season, seeing it in different lights, it seems to be an organic thing which almost grows out of the crops that surround it. Locally it’s referred to as an “eye catcher”, and it does have a semi elliptical quality to it. To me, it is a striking and inspiring structure.

Abigail Boisot was born in London, educated in France, England and the US. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from Massachusetts College of Art in 1996, and spent a year at Barcelona’s Escuela de Bellas Artes. After graduating from college, she moved to Barcelona, where she lived for ten years, working in publishing and design.

In 2005 Abigail returned to the UK and studied at Heatherley’s School of Art in Chelsea for their two-year diploma in portraiture. Although her main focus was the human figure, Abigail started to develop an interest in painting and drawing horses in sport. Her equine work can be viewed at http://www.nantais-gallery.co.uk.

After the birth of her daughter in 2010, and the death of her father in 2011, Abigail’s work took a completely new direction. After seeing “Graham Sutherland: An Unfinished World” at Modern Art Oxford at the end of 2011, Abigail started to look at the local landscape, becoming particularly fascinated by a local folly:

I’ve taken inspiration from a rather splendid folly I pass every day while walking my dogs. I find it quite fascinating – walking around it through every season, seeing it in different lights, it seems to be an organic thing which almost grows out of the crops that surround it. Locally it’s referred to as an “eye catcher”, and it does have a semi elliptical quality to it. To me, it is a striking and inspiring structure.

Abigail’s work has been influenced by Lucien Freud, Georg Baselitz, Keith Vaughn, David Bomberg and more recently Graham Sutherland.


Further information:
Email: aboisot@mac.com
Website: Abigail Boisot


 

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