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RepresentationJ. Gregory Fine Art
Jacksonville, Florida - 904-305-9979St. Augustine Art Association
Saint Augustine, Florida - 904-824-2310Recent Blog PostsHonors 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 PMSolo exhibition opens November 9th 6:45 ...Posted on 8/17/2018 8:38:13 PMFirst Coast Plein Air paintings at South...Posted on 6/5/2018 4:17:17 PMPainting donated to Riverside Fine Arts ...Posted on 6/5/2018 4:06:37 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. From childhood she embraced environmental stewardship included leading community clean-ups and recycling efforts, advocating environmental issues and preservation efforts and fundraising.
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. All the while an avid photographer and continuing to paint.
Abby’s 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; helping to launch 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.
As a mom, she continues to champion environmental and children’s issues and, when not in the studio, assists in the art classroom of their local elementary school and with scenic design for high school drama productions.
Working primarily in oil or acrylic, vibrant seascapes, skyscapes and forests are inspired by her own photography, northeast Florida home or family 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.
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