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My name is Nigel Abbey and I live in a village called Thames Ditton, just outside London. If you have any questions please contact me.

I was born in London and grew up in Surrey, England. At the age of twelve my family moved to Scotland to a small village just outside of Glasgow. I still have strong feelings and love for Scotland and especially for the Glaswegian people with their warmth and humour. I attended Glasgow School of Art as an external student studying drawing and Painting.

In 1968 I left home to attend a Foundation Art & Design Course at Carlisle College of Art in the north of England. I was then  fortunate to gain a place at Hornsey College of Art in London, a prestigious and renowned Art School where I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Art and Graphic Design.

I spent over forty years as a Design Consultant working in commercial art  with well known companies and brands eg Shell, BMW, Alcan, Glaxo,  also smaller entrepreneurial businesses.

In 2017 I decided to concentrate more time on my own art projects giving me the freedom to express my creativity more freely. One of the projects I have worked on for the past year during lockdown is a series of twenty seven creative artworks based on the lyrics of The Beatles iconic songs. A spin off was the ABBA series with my family connection to Sweden.

Recently I have published a new series of artwork inspired by the beautifully seaside town of Båstad in Sweden.

I am married with two grown up daughters, one living near me in Thames Ditton, Surrey and the other daughter living in Sweden.


2017 - to date


Surrey, England

Creative art projects. Digital and new media design, fine art prints.

1987 - 2017

Design Consultant

London and international

All kinds of creative campaigns, branding, literature

1976 - 1987

Creative Director

Frazer/Cummings/Story, Frazer/Abbey/Story

Creative Design Consultancy

1973 - 1976

Freelance designer

London studios

Commercial art

1973 - 1975


MRT Studios

Designer and Photographer

1972 - 1973


Shell Mex and BP

Designer Advertising Services


1969 - 1972

Hornsey College of Art


Degree in Art and Design

1968 - 1969

Foundation Course


Foundation in Art and Design

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