Capturing nature’s fluidity and eccentricity directly influences the richness of colour, texture and character that defines her work. She comments on the importance of recording the sights, smells and sounds she encounters on her artistic ventures, to enhance her connection with the ecology she is depicting.
More recently, Abby has completed a self-initiated project on bumblebees, specifically focussing on Britain’s rare or declining species such as the Great Yellow Bumblebee (Bombus distinguendus). Creating unique portraits of these vulnerable species, Abby actively promotes public awareness of the plight of the UK bee population, as well as promoting a general regard for conserving British wildlife and the countryside, through various other wildlife ‘characters’. With every bumblebee-related order, Abby is adding a packet of wildflower seeds, to encourage her clients to take simple, but effective action on restoring this vital insect population.
Shrill Carder bee
Bombus sylvarum - Abby Cook
The Great Yellow Bumblebee
Bombus distinguendus - Abby Cook
Vulpes vulpes - Abby Cook
Erinaceinae - Abby Cook
British Bird Egg Selection
Green Shore Crab
Carcinus maenus - Abby Cook
Lepus europaeus - Abby Cook
To get in touch, or to see more of Abby's work, please visit: abbycook.com or follow her on Instagram at: abbyillustrates
Meet the artist: Abby Cook
Abby Cook is a West Sussex based freelance illustrator, with a keen eye for the natural world, focussing on British wildlife in particular. She has a passion for wildlife conservation and prides herself in her meticulous study of the individual natural history of her subjects.
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