Elaine Abbe


After a long career teaching inner city children Elaine put her own art work on the front burner and has been active and prolific since. Artist Joseph Albers’ study and use of the interaction of colors in his art has long inspired Elaine’s paintings, drawings, fabric and collages. Choosing abstraction and mixed media collage allows for concentration on improvisation and spontaneity. Her musical background and jazz specifically motivates the challenge to assemble and arrange colors of fabrics, drawing and paint to make images reflecting nature.