The way I approach a painting is to spend a long time looking and searching for a view that captivates me; such, that I cannot look away. It may take hours. It is the beginning of a new relationship with a place.
Initially, all is unfamiliar. I am overwhelmed by color, light and possibilities for compositions. My process then begins with taking photos and sketching. I do a monochromatic underpainting prior to adding color. With repeat visits, layers of visual understanding emerge as the painting experience becomes a melding of my vision with the spirit of the location.
Once a place inspires me, I will return to paint there at various times of day and in all seasons. A strong bond forms where a piece of me resides. Therefore, my landscape paintings are intimate reflections of the places that are part of my life as an artist. I invite the viewer to experience these places in my paintings.
Treasured time is spent drawing and painting with artist friends whom I continually learn from. I seek insight from the work of such artists as Turner, Sargent and Inness. I had the privilege of studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with Louis Sloan whom I considered to be my mentor in landscape painting. The importance of truly seeing and understanding nature was the greatest lesson he imparted.
Celia Abrams Resume
Cerulean Arts Virtual Tour & Talk - June 21, 2023
Celia Abram's solo exhibition was June 2 - July 2, 2023. A selection of her work is currently available at the gallery as indicated below. For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us
The Way to Big Timber Creek, oil on panel, 8" x 10" SOLD
Life at Linvilla Orchards, oil on canvas, 11" x 14" Available
Highlights of Olana, oil on canvas, 8" x 10" Available
Promise of the Lake, oil on canvas, 9" x 12" SOLD
Spirit of the Sycamore, oil on panel, 20" x 16"
Little Crum Creek, oil on canvas, 9" x 12" SOLD
Days End at Little Egg Harbor, oil on panel, 5" x 7" SOLD
Rose Valley Discovery, oil on canvas, 8" x 10" Available
Kittatinny Early Fall, oil on canvas, 11" x 14" Available
Golden Gate Reflections, watercolor on paper, 11" x 14" SOLD
Late Fall Swarthmore, oil on canvas, 11" x 14"
Kittatinny Gems, oil on canvas, 6" x 8" SOLD
Summer Fishing, oil on panel, 11" x 14"
New Jersey Marshes, oil on canvas, 5" x 7" SOLD
Awaiting the Blue Heron, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"
Early Spring, oil on panel, 9" x 12"
Ridley Park Imagined, oil on canvas, 16" x 20" SOLD
Ridley Park Spring, oil on canvas, 9" x 12" Available
Ridley Creek Beckons, oil on panel, 11" x 14" Available
Bridge Reflections, oil on panel, 8" x 10"
Autumn's Melody, oil on panel, 11" x 14"
Disappearing Cornfield, oil on canvas, 12" x 16"
Blanket of Snow, oil on canvas, 9" x 12"
Mystery of Crum Creek, oil on canvas, 8" x 10"
Ridley Creek Falls, oil on panel, 8" x 10" SOLD