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Saturday Artists - Rebecca Abraham


Kāpiti Arts Guide Listing no. 46

A long time ago, I took up photography and became a working part-time pro photographer, doing press, weddings, shows and festivals and was inspired by Ansel Adams black and white (B&W) work.  Eventually, having not touched a pencil for four decades (since school days), I picked up a pencil and realised that something strange had happened – I could still draw! 

Several years later, having moved to New Zealand, I had a quiet day so I picked up a mechanical pencil and drew a landscape that actually resembled the original: I’ve not stopped since!  My favourite subjects are humans, as in portraits, and my preferred media are graphite and charcoal, which given my love of the old B&W portrait photos from Hollywood… isn’t all that surprising!

I’m inspired by the work of American artist J.D. Hillberry – and hope to one day approach his standard. I’m extending that to animals now: cats, dogs, gulls – and I still draw the occasional landscape!

Artistic medium: Drawing, Photography

Kāpiti Arts Trail

91 Park Avenue, Waikanae

Open by appointment during the year.

Phone: 021 261 1260

Email: rebecca232c@gmail.com

Payment options available: Eftpos

Accessibility: Suitable for all.

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