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 are illustrators such as Arthur Rackham, Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, Maurice Sendak, Edmund Dulac, Kay Nielsen, Elizabeth Shippen Green, Edward Gorey, Harry Clarke, Dorothy Lathorp, John Bauer, Jennie Harbour, Aubrey Beardsley, Jessie Wilcox Smith, Yoshitaka Amano, Milicent Patrick, master artists Alphonse Mucha, Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt, and John William Waterhouse, as well as animators/directors Don Bluth, Hayao Miyazaki, Tim Burton, and Sylvain Chomet.

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 shown extensively throughout America from NYC to Los Angeles, as well as galleries 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. 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

Haute Macabre


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