Abbie Rabinowitz

“You have your brush, you have your colors, you paint the paradise, then in you go.”
  ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

Magenta Tunnel, oil on canvas, 16′ x 20″

About Abbie Rabinowitz

Aloha. I am a painter and art teacher living on the Big Island of Hawaii. Creating art is a way of life for me. 
I’m inspired by the tropical beauty that surrounds me and I’m passionate about sharing this inspiration through both my art and by teaching others. Please browse Paintings to view my art.
Mahalo ~ Abbie Rabinowitz

Available for Sale now!
2019 Calendar, featuring 12 of my paintings of the Red Road in Pahoa, Hawaii
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Painting Workshops and Art Retreats
I teach painting workshops in Pahoa, along the scenic Red Road on Big Island of Hawaii. Classes include watercolor, landscape painting, intuitive abstraction, and collage. For more details and to see what’s currently scheduled see Workshops.

I’m excited that I am able to offer personalized Art Retreats. I can provide accommodation for one or two people in a cozy, private ‘ohana’ ~ just steps from a beautiful light-filled art studio and minutes from the famous Red Road along the coast of the Big Island. 

Art Retreat Testimonial
– Lizzie Marie, Dec 2018
Being with Abbie at her art studio in Sea View Estates on the Big Island for four and half magical days was both restorative and inspiring. I was a guest in her beautiful O’hana, and I am very fortunate to have landed there. She talked with me on the phone before I arrived to see what I might need, then we shaped the retreat day by day as my needs and interests evolved. I love how Abbie welcomed me into her home and drove us to stunning places in nature, and even to a community potluck, in order to support my exploration in watercolor, drawing, perspective, as well as connection to the island and community.  Abbie’s great at planning out ideas and being spontaneous as needs arise. She draws on her depth of artistic study with ease and makes it accessible to bring out the inner artist in those around her. I felt so free to be myself, ask questions, and try out different techniques. I was surprised by my artistic development over just a few days. I highly recommend spending some time with Abbie when you can, either one-to-one or in a magical group workshop. The retreat was exactly what i needed and even more than i hoped for due to Abbie’s humor, kindness, and commitment to creating art. I look forward to spending time with her again!

12 paintings from the 2019 Calendar “On the Road Again”

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