Abby Weir: Tulips and Skylight Studies
Abby Youngs Weir is a contemporary painter based on the north shore of Long Island, New York. Abby’s love and enthusiasm for painting began during childhood. This passion ran parallel to her lifelong appreciation and profound respect for the natural world which is evident in her work. At the age of eleven, Abby studied drawing and painting with Alma Gallanos Stevenson at the Stevenson Art Academy in Sea Cliff, NY. She graduated from Cornell University's School of Fine Arts with a studio concentration in oil painting. Abby went on to work in Manhattan at The Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Though she enjoyed her time working for a nonprofit art foundation, she missed the inspiration of Long Island’s landscapes and seascapes. Abby returned to her roots and currently lives in Locust Valley, where she is grateful to now be working fulltime in her studio painting local landscapes and botanicals.