'The best part of my job is creating art that people want to put on their walls and keep in their homes.'
- Abigail Featherstone
ILLUSTRATOR & POTTER
About Abigail Featherstone
Abigail Featherstone is an Illustrator and Potter from Whitby, North Yorkshire on the North East coast of England. After leaving school she did an extended diploma in Art and Design at Middlesborough College where she experimented with many different disciplines but truly found her love for painting and traditional media. After college, Abigail went to Edinburgh College of Art where she studied BA(Hons) Illustration.
Now, Abigail is the Artist in Residence at The Geall Gallery in Grosmont, North Yorkshire. Abigail lived next door to this gallery for 10 years of her childhood and it's her dream come true to say she now works here, alongside Chris.
Abigail's art expresses her love for bold and bright colours, her surroundings and the places that mean the most to her. Abigail loves using a range of mark-making techniques within her work, primarily through traditional media. This has helped form Abigail's quirky contemporary style.
Abigail's painting work is mainly acrylic on hand-cut MDF canvas boards. She regularly takes on painting commissions, often of people's family homes or places that mean a lot to them.
Since joining The Geall Gallery, Abigail has trained as a framer to frame her original paintings and prints. All her frames are hand-built and lime-waxed. Framing her works gives her the freedom to take on requests for specific sizes.
Back in 2019, Abigail used to make and sell ceramic earrings. Abigail loved working with clay which led her to start potting in November 2021. Since then she has been teaching herself through YouTube tutorials and the guidance of Chris to throw mugs, plates and bowls and hand-build tealight houses.
You can find Abigail's work in The Geall Gallery (Grosmont), The Whitby Bookshop (Whitby), The Abbey Tearooms (Whitby) and here on the website, underneath 'Shop'.
If you have any questions or requests please feel free to get in touch.