Abigail McDougall was born in Oxford and grew up in Canada, Italy and Dorset. She graduated from Falmouth College of Art in 2005 and has since been based in Bristol, working from the renowned Jamaica Street Studios. Although she has been selling her paintings since the age of 12, her art career really took off with her “Bristol in a Different Light” series. The series won her many commissions, including large paintings for Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel and watercolours for the new Ernst and Young offices. Her work has been selected for the Royal West of England Academy Autumn Show and has been sold at the Bristol Affordable Art Fair. In 2010 her work was short listed for the Urbis Prize. Her latest solo show “Art for Sustainable Transport” in March 2011 was held at the Royal West of England Academy in support of the Sustainable Transport Charity Sustrans. She recently set up her online gallery “Bristol Contemporary Art.com”, making her work and the work of fellow artists more widely available across the country and abroad.
Abigail’s subjects have included Bristol and South- West scenes imbued with light and colour, the latest riots and political upheaval and the end of the space age, as well as scenes from travel to places such as Italy and Morocco. Her main medium is watercolour, as she has worked in this medium since childhood.