Abbie Rabinowitz

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

Ghost Rider on the Red Road, oil on canvas, 12′ x 24′ 

About Abbie Rabinowitz
I am a fine artist painter. I earned my BFA from SUNY College at Purchase and my MFA in painting from Western Connecticut State University. I’m insanely inspired by the Big Island and I’m passionate about sharing this inspiration with others. I’ve been painting en pleinair landscapes along the Red Road in Hawaii for nearly 20 years and recently moved here to make Hawaii my home.

I’m a master watercolorist and painting teacher and enjoy encouraging others to tap into their creative experience.  I paint in an expressive, painterly style with focus on landscapes inspired by the Hawaiian tropics.

I offer watercolor and abstract painting workshops in my studio in Pahoa and teach as a visiting artist at Hui No’eau Visual Arts Center in Maui.

Choose Paintings to view my art or Workshops to see the latest workshops that I offer.
Mahalo for visiting my site. ~ Abbie

Painting Workshops and Art Retreats
See schedule: Workshops
I teach painting workshops in Pahoa, along the scenic Red Road on Big Island of Hawaii. Classes include watercolor, landscape painting, alcohol inks, intuitive abstraction, and collage. 

Art Retreats. I offer private and group 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 close to the famous Red Road.
Check out Tropical Art and Nature Retreat, scheduled for February 2nd – 7th, 2020

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!

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