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Abigail Hampsey

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Originally from Lancaster, Abigail completed her BA in Fine Art at Newcastle University in July 2019. Abigail has recently begun her studies at the Royal college of art having been awarded The Basil H.Alkazzi Scholarship Award in Painting. Primarily focused with the process of oil painting, Abigail also works in other media such as Print making, Drawing, Photography and Film.

Interested in the notion of truth, trickery, the real and the fake, Abigail creates images drawing on her own experiences and memory of home, place and class; as well as art historical and literary sources. Exploring these avenues of inquiry, she seeks to create her own stories in a new type of narrative painting. Often drawing on myth and folklore from the North west of England, Abigail’s affiliation to place and home plays a strong role in the construction of her work. In turn, the images tell stories that may be neither true nor accurate, but that reflect a personal yet often archetypal narrative.