Abby was born in Illinois and spent her youth abroad as the daughter of a Foreign Service officer, living in Poland, Germany, Russia, India and Greece. She dreamed of becoming an artist from an early age. She pursued an education in the Fine Arts at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, followed by a yearlong study in Graphic Design at Corcoran School of Art in Washington DC. After a career in advertising and decorative painting in DC, Abby moved to Pennsylvania and raised two children. During this time, she began teaching art at Wayne Art Center in Wayne, PA. She worked with children and adults and also created a program for individuals with Alzheimers and disabilities. She has exhibited her work in PA and MD and FL and her work hangs in many private home collection.
A lover of nature, Abby paints “en plein air” and in the studio. She has participated in plein air events including Wayne Plein Air, Easton Quick Draw and the Winter Park Paint-Out. Abby has exhibited her work in PA, MD and FL and her work hangs in private home collections and two galleries on the East Coast. In 2019, Abby moved to St. Michaels, MD on the Chesapeake Bay. and paints and teaches in a beautiful sunlit studio at her home. She also teaches at Chesapeake College and the Bay Hundred Senior Center in St. Michaels.
“I am dedicated to painting dramatic landscapes, simple still lifes and vintage architecture capturing the distinctive light and patterns that surround my subject. I am inspired by the dynamics of the creative process and the challenge of interpreting a scene. I enjoy sharing my inspiration and fundamental painting techniques and beliefs so that my students can reach their own personal aesthetic.” abbyober.com/abbyobeart on Instagram.