Today we introduce you to an emerging artist from Nova Scotia. Her name is Abigail Lower and her journey in creating art has been a winding road through life that has come full circle.
Abigail was the youngest of four children born to artistic parents in the UK. She grew up in Devon near the the Moors, spending endless hours drawing at the kitchen table. Her abilities and interest in realism grew throughout her childhood as she tuned her talents day after day. Leaving the UK in 2006 with her husband and nothing more than a few suit cases, they travelled the world living in the US, Australia, New Zealand, and finally, Canada. As a young adult and part of a newly married couple travelling the world, her creative interests shifted and her pencil lay dormant. It was here in Nova Scotia that Abigail rediscovered her passion for drawing. The journey back to creating art began in 2015 when she picked up a piece of coal from the fireplace and began sketching the familiar rock formations of her youth on the moors. She describes it as “a firework, explosive inspiration igniting inside me” that she had never felt before. Within 24hrs she had drawn her first buffalo. Not only had she found her medium, she had found her subject matter.
We had a chance to sit with Abigail to ask her about her work and her thoughts on the artist’s role in society. Subscribe to the ArtBombDaily Newsletter for information on Abigail’s upcoming auctions.