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About me

I was fortunate  to have been born in exciting, diverse Brooklyn, New York. From a young age I was often found with a set of graphite pencils and a sketch book in hand. My education is something I received over many years. I did not get to go to a four-year college to kick-start my art career. My family was old fashioned even though it was the 70’s. So over the years I pursued art knowledge and completed an Associates Degree following with extra classes at other schools for continuing education along with being self taught. I never gave up on my dreams or myself. Sure life would get in the way, as it does for all of us, but if you are passionate about something you just have to do it to feed your soul. As I pursued my artistic side I worked as an airbrush painter on motorcycles and vans. I have continued to channel my artistic passion into my work as a professional cosmetologist.  

I dedicate time in my studio drawing and painting. It has been thrilling to have had success receiving awards and showing my work through many different exhibits and galleries. Monet, Van Gogh, Dali, Picasso, Kandinsky, Gorky and others have inspired my work. I attend workshops and classes as I continue to broaden and diversify my vision.



2022- Selected Artist for book cover  "The House that Truth Built" by Author

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2018- Featured Cover Artist in the Winter 2018 Chester County Medicine Magazine






2023- Curated Summer Show at Bethlehem House Gallery, Bethlehem, PA

2019-  2019 Curated Solo Show showing at The Lancaster Visitor Center 

2018- Annex 24 Gallery-Shades of Abstract Show-Lancaster, PA

2018- Chester County Art Association Solo Gallery Show-West Chester, PA


2024- 51st Annual Yellow Springs Art Show- Chester Springs, PA

2024- Easttown Library "Cork and Canvas" Art Exhibition- Berwyn, PA

2023- 50th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show- Chester Springs, PA

2022- 49th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show- Chester Springs, PA

2022- 7th Annual Juried Wham Festival- NYC, NY

2021- First Annual Invitational Show "Together"- Pictor Gallery-Chelsea, NY

2021- 48th Annual Yellow Springs Art Show-Chester Springs, PA

2021- Wallingford Arts Show, Juried Exhibition-Wallingford, PA

2020- Historic Yellow Springs 47th Annual Juried Show-Chester Springs, PA

2020- Home-A Juried Exhibition at The Bethlehem House Gallery-Bethlehem, PA

2020- New Now III Exhibition at The In Liquid Gallery-Philadelphia, PA

2019- Invitational Show "Attraction to Abstraction" at The Wayne Art Center-Wayne, PA

2019- The Gallery at Paragon- Phoenixville, PA

2019- Absolutely Abstract Juried Show, Philadelphia Sketch Club-Philadelphia, PA

2019- Paoli Hospital Auxiliary Fine Art Show-Paoli, PA

2019- Historic Yellow Springs Juried Art Show-Chester Springs Pa.

2019- 13th Annual Juried Art Show at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove

​2019- Exhibition at Well Crafted Brewery-Lansdale, PA 

2018- Barnes on Bradford Juried Exhibition at Chester County Arts Assoc.-West Chester, PA

2018- Arch Enemy Arts Gallery-Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series-Philadelphia, PA

2018- Invitational Past and Present Exhibition, Chester County Arts Assoc.-West Chester, PA

2018- Historic Yellow Springs Juried Art Show- Chester Springs, PA

2018- 69th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show- Juried Exhibition-Chadds Ford, PA

2017- Fall Members Juried Exhibition at The Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2017- The Art of Music Juried show at The Beauty Art Gallery- Newtown Square, PA

2017- Media Arts Council Fresh Hues Juried Exhibition-Media, PA

2017- 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show- Juried Exhibition- Chadds Ford, PA.

2017- Juried Spring Gala Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA.

2017- 44th Annual Historical Yellow Springs Juried Art Show-Yellow Springs Gallery, Chester Springs, PA.

2017/2016- Craft Forms International, Invitational Abstract Show, Wayne Art center.

2016/2017 -$300 and under Juried Show –Chester County Art Association

2016- Annual Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center.

2016- DaVinci Art Alliance Member Show– Philadelphia, PA.

2016- 4TH Annual Juried Exhibitions at the Cerulean Arts Gallery Philadelphia, PA.

2016- Historical Yellow Springs Juried Art Show-Yellow Springs Gallery, Chester Springs, PA


  • Workshop with Mashiul Chowdhury at Community Arts of Norristown, PA

  • Encaustic Workshop with Leah MacDonald in Philadelphia, PA

  • Continuing education: Wayne Art Center, Mainline Art Center, Chester County Arts Association and Various other Workshops

  • Art classes consisting of drawing, sculpting, and graphics at West Chester University and Montgomery Community College

  • Fine Art Associates degree from Nassau College in Long Island, New York


  • InLiquid Art and Design-Philadelphia, PA

  • Main Line Art Center -Pennsylvania

  • Wayne Art Center-Pennsylvania

  • Chester County Arts Association-Pennsylvania

Abbe Resnick

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"Abbe Resnick is an abstract painter with a confident approach to composition. She adds energetic line and texture with intuitive ease and boldly paints-out or buries elements on the canvas when they don’t serve her intended design. Abbe’s color palette changes with each piece-evidence that she is experimental and not relying on a formula. Her color combinations and arrangements are fresh, complimentary and balanced."

- Karen Delaney, Exhibitions Curator, Chester County Art Association

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