Abi Jameson: Partially-sighted artist’s dream of solo exhibition becomes reality at west London’s 54 The Gallery
Visually impaired artist Abi Jameson, who grew up in Bishop’s Stortford, is to hold her first solo exhibition in London in mid-December.
The former Herts & Essex High School student, who has lived with her family in France for the past 20 years, partially lost her sight following treatment for two benign tumours which had become tangled around her optic nerve and optic canal.
Abi thought she would never see again to paint, but gradually developed new skills as her limited vision returned, using a magnifying glass to produce her artwork.
Her new exhibition, entitled Through My Looking Glass, gives the viewer an idea of how Abi sees the world in its abstract form.
The striking portraits of women, brimming with colour and pattern, are visions of how she sees the female form in all its beauty and are a testament to her talent, considering how little she can see.
Abi is an award-winning contemporary artist who has exhibited all over Europe. The exhibition is the first solo excursion for her work, which she describes as “a collection of paintings celebrating my journey back to inner peace”.
She adds: “The paintings mix humans with nature and patterns, dancing with spontaneous marks and harmonious colour palettes representing life's rich fabrics and textures that bind us together.
“They are strong, determined characters that demand our attention and lift our spirits. Painting and connecting to them is ultimately how I get through my darkest days and celebrate the best ones too.”
Through My Looking Glass will be held at 54 The Gallery in Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QX, from Wednesday to Saturday, December 13 to 16, from 10am to 6pm daily.