Painting from her 'Bloomin Studio' in Hastings, New Zealand, Abbey’s art encapsulates her love of florals, landscapes and vibrant colours.
Having been an avid creator with a wild imagination from a young age, Abbey’s easel has never strayed far from her side. But it was during her fifteen year career as a picture framer that she realised she could no longer silence her dream to paint full time.
So, in 2018 with her mind overflowing with ideas and potential colour palettes waiting to be mixed, Abbey took the plunge. Quickly exciting floral lovers with a wonderland of original pieces and popular art prints.
Having painted daily for the last five years, Abbey’s studio is best described as an explosion in a paint factory. With blooms plonked in jars, art supplies scattered over tables and shelves stacked with sparkly treasures, as paintings of all stages cover every inch of wall space.
For Abbey painting is a form of escapism, allowing her to make sense of the world and to re visit memorable moments of her childhood. Although Abbey’s work continues to evolve as she explores the never ending world of colour, her art almost always begins with a foraged flower or a treasure gifted to her by a friend, before intuitively taking on a life of its own.
Equipped with her paint brush in hand, Abbey is devoted to making the ordinary world extraordinary the best way she knows how – by painting colourful, enjoyment pieces that make you want to stop for a moment and SMILE!
"I create. It's what I do, have always done, and always will do because it's who I am”