A b o u t




(Photo by Roger Walk Photography 2015)



Abigail had ambitions of becoming an opera singer and joining the circus while growing up, and although neither of those ended up working out too well due to her severe stage fright, she has been able to find a more suitable career for herself in the world of illustration.

She works primarily with pencil, ink, watercolor, and Photoshop.

Her biggest influences are Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, the Brothers Grimm, and many classic gothic works of fiction, such as Dracula and Frankenstein. Her greatest artistic influences have been  golden age illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Maurice Sendak, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Edward Gorey, Harry Clarke, Dorothy Lathorp, Aubrey Beardsley, master artists Alphonse Mucha and John William Waterhouse, as well as animators/directors Don Bluth, Tim Burton, and Hayao Miyazaki.

Abigail delights in the strange and archaic. Any spare time that's not spent basking in darkness with her beloved husband, hunting monsters, or watching re-runs of The Addams Family, she is creating art for private clients, illustrating books, and spending time with her favorite long-leggity beasts, ghouls, ghosts and other things that go bump in the night.

Abigail's work has been featured in many galleries across the United States and Europe, such as the Museum of American Illustrators in New York, The Poe Museum of Richmond, and Gallery Nucleus in Los Angeles (to name a few) and she has participated in many group gallery shows including Halloweentown's annual "Tribute to the Haunted Mansion" and Creature Features' "October Shadows" shows - not to mention prestigious venues in London, Paris, and Madrid.

Her illustrations have been featured in various publications including Spectrum Fantastic Art, Art Fundamentals, The Graphic Canon of Children's Literature, and Digital Artist among many other publishing houses such as IDW Publishing, Titan Comics, Pelican Books, and 3DTotal. She's also created advertisements for John Fluevog and China Glaze. Her fully-illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft's "The Cats of Ulthar" was released in November of 2016.


Here are some interviews with Abigail:

Fluevog

Deadman's Reach

Stainless Steel Droppings

The Missing Slate



E d u c a t i o n :

Degree: BFA
College: Virginia Commonwealth University
Department: Communication Arts
Concentration: Drawing and Illustration
Years: 2006-2010


A w a r d s :

Hugo Award: Best Professional Artist 2016
Society of Illustrators: Illustration West 55 - Honorable Mention 2016