Abel Kesteven

Abels work can be divided into four different sections: Firstly, his Sculpture, which relates to the human and animal form and how they move, (and sometimes how they interrelate). Using stoneware clay with glaze and oxides, his sculptures are best displayed with his monoprints, the two approaches often sharing themes. He has displayed his sculptures at the Morley gallery with the London potters and won best sculptured piece on two consecutive years. He has also had sculptures selected and displayed at the Mall Galleries for the Royal Society of Marine Artists as well as The Chelsea Art Society’s annual summer show in the town hall Chelsea.

Abel’s pastel work is produced directly from life and has been described as minimalist and semi abstract. His subject matter is concerned with human interaction, (and often horse and human relationships). He is interested in themes such as music, circus, race courses and stables, (and more recently care homes and the relationships between care worker and resident). He has work in the Crossgate gallery in Lexington USA and has had work selected and hung on numerous occasions at the Mall galleries with the pastel Society.

In the last couple of years Abel has started working in mixed media combining oil and/or acrylic with pastel as well as watercolour with pastel. He has recently started working on landscapes relishing the challenge of figure free painting!