Celia Abrams

Cerulean Arts Collective Member Celia Abrams during her exhibition
As a representational landscape painter, I collect places of inspiration and sublime beauty. I do this visually at first, until the place becomes a part of me. Plein air painting makes me feel fully alive because I am immersed in an environment; discovering and learning from nature.
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