Myra Abelson

Artist Statement

           The greatest gift I have given myself is the time to paint.  It has enhanced all other aspects of my life because painting requires that you see with more clarity and appreciation. 

           I have had many influences throughout the years.  Early on, I was drawn to the Impressionists and their lavish use of color, a focus on light and atmosphere, and a reverence for the ordinary.  More recently I am drawn to the work of the minimalists, whose spare palette and essential forms