I am a portrait artist who works in oil paint, encaustic, acrylic, and photography. I believe that portraiture is about humanity, timelessness, immediacy, and yearning. My art allows me to interpret what I encounter in ways which are satisfying, spontaneous, eternal, and sometimes disturbing.
I experience life's conditions (such as age, youth, hope, resignation, struggle, sexuality, and nature) in ways which are spontaneous, eternal, and distilled: filtered through my use of selection, media, visual language, light, mood, surroundings, unconsciousness, process, tools, and equipment.
I grew up in Maine. My roots and interests are global. I am a woman, a Buddhist, a humanitarian, an environmentalist, and a lover of truth. I studied graphic design, photography, and fine art at Rochester Institute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Art, and the University of Southern Maine. Art, photography, and writing are important to me as part of an evolving world visual, aesthetic, and ethical consciousness.
Abigail Wellman is a fine art photographer who grew up in Southern Maine. She studied Graphic Design, Photography and Fine Art at Rochester Instititute of Technology, Massachusetts College of Art, and the University of Southern Maine. She resides and works in Portland, and has been pursuing photography and digital imaging for twelve years.