Testimonials for Abbie Rabinowitz
– Lizzie Marie, Dec 2018
I spent a month drifting from island to island in Hawaii, in the mid ’70s. Nothing, none of the photographs I took, or have seen by others, none of the paintings or graphics come close to returning me to the memories I have of those places. Nothing except your paintings of those places. Your work filters out the extraneous and the mundane and preserves the truly fantastical nature of the place. Thank you for your eyes, your hand, your skill and most especially the mind capable of seeing such beauty. So nice to see you have brought that gift to the environment I live with here in the east. You renew my appreciation of it’s beauty.
I was enchanted by your paintings. I have to say that after visiting countless open studios the last two weeks, what I appreciate about you and your art is your dynamic range of expression in style and feelings. Its beyond words.
Your still life’s of flowers radiate sensuality. Even online I can smell their beautiful scents in their colors and find them to be as erotic as anything you’ve done. I hope I can stand before some of them someday. Thank you so much for your devotion and drive in the arts Abbie. I feel privileged to know you and see your work.
This painting stopped me. I think it’s one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I often think about growing old in love and life. And what will it be. This painting shows me it can be a place of peace, rest and a place without fear or loneliness. I love that. Wow! I feel like their bodies are connected, their minds are separate and individual, yet their souls are one. I really love this painting. (re: ‘Hold’)
Victor Vargas/ Daily Bark 2015
I love the series of paintings of your parents, more than any other paintings by any other artist on any of the three weekends of Open Studios New Haven!
When artist Abbie Rabinowitz painted her elderly parents, each and every brushstroke spoke love. And I really mean that! Not that I have any particular expertise (I don’t) but I do believe you have a special ability to capture love. It could be simply because your parents exuded love for one another, but I suspect that it’s more than that.
Kathryn Bert, CWOS 2015
Your paintings really resonate with me. This is the way I see the world, but I don’t have the skill to do what you do. Looking at your paintings is like hearing someone speak your language finally. WOW. It’s great!