The Darryl Nantais Gallery

Artist's Biography

Abigail Boisot

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. Recently she returned to the UK and studied at Heatherley’s School of Art in Chelsea for their two-year diploma in portraiture. Her earlier work was mainly focused on the human figure but since completing her diploma, she has been concentrating on drawing and painting animals, especially horses and dogs.

In her most recent work Abigail uses a combination of photographs and sketches of polo and racing to produce paintings dominated by movement and colour. She uses abstract shapes, gesture painting and a bold application of brush strokes to capture the passion and energy of the sport.

Abigail’s work has been influenced by Lucien Freud, Georg Baselitz, Keith Vaughn, and David Bomberg among others.