Story of An Artist
"I create. It's what I do, have always done, and always will do because it's who I am. I paint to make sense of the world around me and my place in the midst of it all."
Abbey is a New Zealand artist and painter whose art is deeply inspired by nature, by people, by the wonderful world we live in, and from the challenges of life itself.
She is continaually exploring her world, through colour, creating vibrant paintings as a result.
Abbey worked as a picture framer for over 15 years, painting in her spare time, until April 2018 when she could no longer put off her dream to paint full time.
She now paints daily from her 'Back Room Studio', a converted stock room at the back of Magpie, in the heart of Hastings.
"I love my studio. I can create anything and everything right here, and it's not a very big space. It's also not what people expect. At first when visitors walk in, they think that it's a stock room or office and they've gone somewhere they're not supposed to be. But then they get excited. They like it that they are surprised and realise they have found a hidden treasure."
Abbey currently has three on-going series in production, 'Posy', 'Foliage' & her #loveforallproject where she paints inspiring women in the community.
Abbey is also taking on new commissions, so please contact her if you are interested in a special piece for your home or workplace.