More about Abbie

After completing art school, I spent 12 years immersed in the landscape, painting outdoors, rain or shine. Some of these pieces found their way to exhibits in and around Boston in both group and solo shows. Subsequently, with the arrival of my second child and the impracticality of venturing outdoors, I transitioned indoors to my studio. There, I delved into abstraction, picking up where I left off years ago. My focus shifted towards spiritual inquiries and study, moving away from direct observation of my environment.

This exploration led to extensive study of medieval manuscript painting. The result was a series of commissions and illustrational prints that I exhibited across the country. However, in 2011, a head injury disrupted my vision, necessitating a lengthy recovery. Once I regained the ability to return to my studio, I began creating a series of very personal pieces mapping my recovery. This series of work spanned roughly six years. Fortunately, I am much better and in recent years have revisited landscape painting.

Unlike my early landscapes, my recent pieces incorporate people, frequently in motion and interacting with their surroundings. As both an Alexander Technique teacher and physical therapist, I am continually fascinated by human movement and our interconnected relationship with the environment. Often, the forces that are felt, such as gravity, wind, and temperature, are not visible. Yet, my curiosity persists in visually conveying these elements that inherently impact our experience.

I live in Northampton and maintain a painting studio across the street from the Oxbow Gallery at 1 Cottage Street. My work has been exhibited at local venues, including the Northampton Center for the Arts, Hampden Gallery, Hosmer Gallery, National Yiddish Book Center, and Hoadley Gallery. Additionally, I have exhibited work in galleries across different cities, such as New York City, Providence, RI, Chicago, Il., Fairfax, VA and Baltimore, MD, Burlington, VT, West Orange, NJ and Kent, CT.