My name is abigail lagden, and I am the artist behind curiously contrary

Believe it or not, I was never interested in art at school. I loved my pottery classes in primary school but don't recall a single art lesson at secondary school.

Science and maths were my thing and I completed a chemistry degree before finding my dream job as a Crime Scene Investigator. After a while, I felt a strange desire to share my knowledge and skills, so I moved to the North East of England to train CSI's from across the UK and internationally.

In May 2017, our department was dissolved and I was made redundant. 

During the last few years of employment I discovered a had a real passion for creating as a means of preserving my sanity and managing my wellbeing. In fact, this was the best thing to happen to me as it gave me the opportunity to explore a new career