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Abigail McDougall

In 2019 Abigail McDougall moved to a small mountain village on the island of Thasos in Greece, to start an experiment in sustainable living. Having always considered herself an “environmentalist”, she was inspired by some immersion experiences with the stone-age wilderness-living teacher Lynx Vilden, to find out what it would really mean to live “green” and return to nature.

Made primarily of marble, Thasos is a green island and one of the few Greek islands that still has its water sources available. This “holy water” sustains the islanders, their olive groves and their tourist businesses and is the source of life and livelihood itself. The mountain village of Kazaviti is picturesque and romantic in its half-abandoned state, with beautiful Macedonian stone architecture, exotic and unique. Abigail’s house is in the top corner, opening up onto the mountain-side, with a patch of land to start a permaculture project.

Alongside the village there is a stunning gorge, with giant rocks and waterfalls running down, the setting of Abigail’s new art studio. Roman stone terraces tease out memories of Dionysian hedonism, when wine was grown in the village for great parties in Athens. The landscape is Olympian in its scenery, scale and beauty. The magnetic pull of the history and essence of our human ancestry is palpable, sending vibrations of aeons through the soul.

Watercolour is the perfect medium for painting water, because the artist works with the fluidity of the paint ant the spontaneity of the flow. Abigail’s lucid depiction of light and shape evoke a feeling of simultaneous movement and serenity. Her travels and subjects have taken her to the botanical gardens at Kew, Cornwall and Morocco, waterfalls in Wales and the sinkholes and mangroves of Mexico.

These new paintings are an artist’s attempt to capture an essence of our true nature, a deep respect for water and a gentle whisper to those who are touched by them to come home.

Abigail graduated from Falmouth college of art in 2005 and started her art career in Bristol, where she worked from Jamaica Street studios. She has exhibited widely in the U.K. and internationally, including the Royal West of England Academy, where she had her first solo show, “Art for Sustainable Transport”.

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Rock
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Rock
Medium:
Watercolour Varnish on wood panel
Size:
130cm x 100cm
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Trickle
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Trickle
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Watercolour and varnish on wood panel
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50cm x 110cm
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£1,900.00
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Halo
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Halo
Medium:
Watercolour and varnish on wood panel
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72cm x 40cm
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Contain
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Contain
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Watercolour and varnish on wood panel
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72cm x 40cm
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Turquoise Water I
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Turquoise Water I
Medium:
Watercolour and varnish on wood panel
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43cm x 43cm framed
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£590.00
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Turquoise Water II
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Turquoise Water II
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Watercolour and varnish on wood panel
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43cm x 43cm framed
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