Art has always been an investment on numerous levels. Focused on astute observations requires all my resources.
My reason for painting; I am passionate about the process. I enjoy the challenge. The intrigue of the pursuit of a painting that conveys my enjoyment of the light in nature is reamed from my experience while observing what piqued my attention. The love of beauty is the joy of my life as an artist. I am never bored. Capturing the allure, in the simplest things or an expansive view is why I stay a student of observation, to discern those fleeting moments. Many years ago, a most gifted artist, Loran Wilford, said to me, “You will become your own teacher”. This simple yet prophetic statement became a fact in my career. I feel very fortunate that early in my life I realized this study would keep me focused as I pursued this multifaceted demanding passion. Being receptive is an asset. Lucky me, I found my passion early.
Abby was born in Illinois and spent her childhood abroad as the daughter of a foreign service officer. She graduated from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fl and continued her study in Graphic Design at the Corcoran School of Art & Design. After a career in advertising design and decorative painting in the DC area, she moved the the Philadelphia area and worked as a graphic designer for 10 years while returning to her love of painting. Recently she moved to the Eastern Shore where she paints and teaches at various locations and in her St. Michaels, MD studio.
She is dedicated to painting simple still life, quiet landscapes and marine art, capturing distinctive light and patterns of color. A lover of nature, painting plein air is a transformative experience for her. Wether it be painting vintage architecture, a serene seascape, or flowers imbued with light, she hopes to express the beauty in the everyday. She continues to be inspired by the dynamics of the creative process and the challenge of interpreting a scene.
Abby has participated in many plein air events and shows her work regularly at various galleries and shows.