Hi There, I'm Abi

An intuitive, abstract painter originally from Bristol and founder of Oil & Oak. I now live in the beautiful Borderlands between England and Wales with my Husband Paul, our neurotic dog Milly and our newest arrival, baby Lillian.


It wasn’t long ago that we were living the city life, balancing full-time jobs whilst trying to start and run our creative business.  I was pulling pints during the week and doing markets at weekends, wondering if the hard slog of it all was worth the little time I had left to paint. 

Deep down I knew that it wasn’t. I hardly saw my husband and I had zero time to actually create anything new. It was only when I was painting and creating that I felt that spark. We had to make a break for it and dive into the life we’d always wanted. For me running a creative business is less about the hustle and more about heart.