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RepresentationJ. Gregory Fine Art
Jacksonville, Florida - 904-305-9979St. Augustine Art Association
Saint Augustine, Florida - 904-824-2310Recent Blog PostsJacksonville Coalition for Visual Arts s...Posted on 11/22/2019 7:59:32 PMSaint Augustine Art Association Show clo...Posted on 9/28/2019 4:26:48 PM“Impressions of the Southeast” at the Cu...Posted on 7/11/2019 6:37:15 AMHonors Show at Augustine Art Association...Posted on 6/11/2019 7:26:16 AMPlein Air "Art Meets History" ...Posted on 5/2/2019 8:46:47 PMDonated Painting Benefits Mandarin Arts ...Posted on 3/27/2019 6:13:45 PMLa Venture Grove (Moreman Homestead) Ve...Posted on 3/25/2019 3:55:23 PM"Miniature Marvels" highlights...Posted on 3/6/2019 9:00:18 AMBlack & White & Shades of Gray at STAAA ...Posted on 2/8/2019 8:17:50 AMPlein Air Painting with First Coast Plei...Posted on 11/14/2018 2:05:25 PMBiography
This award-winning northeast Florida artist developed a love of place and an appreciation for natural wonders as a child with some inspiration from an adventurous travel agent mother, a creative DIY father and an artist babysitter.
Abby received a B.A. from the School of International Service at The American University with a minor in Environmental Studies, specializing in marine biology, limnology and law of the sea; interned for the International Institute for Environment and Development; created an illustrated guide to dune plants of the Turks and Caicos Islands on site; and painted scenery for the Connecticut Repertory Theater-Nutmeg Summer Series.
Her perspective and subject matter continued to develop during a professional career addressing hazardous waste at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; consulting for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Everglades restoration; launching the University of North Florida Environmental Center; educating youth and adults on the St. Johns River with SJRWMD; and assisting the North Florida Land Trust preserve ‘special places’ for generations. While a banking executive she also developed themed event décor, created murals for non-profit causes and continued painting canvases winning regional awards. Now an artist full-time, she is a featured artist at the J. Gregory Fine Art Gallery, La Venture Grove Gallery and participates in regional plein air events.
Working primarily in oil or acrylic, vibrant seascapes, skyscapes and forests are inspired by her own photography, northeast Florida home or family's world travels. Abby’s vibrant colors and play of light on water celebrate nature and occasionally capture a child entranced at the water’s edge … as she still is.
Ms. Murphy is a member of First Coast Plein Air Painters, the Saint Augustine Art Association, the Cultural Center of Ponte Vedra Beach, Pines & Palms, Plein Air South, Jacksonville Coalition for Visual Arts and the Cummer Museum of Art and [...]Read the rest of this bio on the
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