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{updates from the studio}

  • Caitlynn Abdow

Happy March! I’m eagerly awaiting Spring’s warmth and color, and transitioning from comfort food and tea to smoothies and, more tea.


I’m working on a new painting series for a show at ZB Gallery in April. The theme is spring and I’m enjoying delving into the seasonal symbolism and mythologies. Hummingbirds, March hares and many spring flowers will feature in these works.


This last weekend I took part in The Alchemy of Oil painting, a three day workshop taught by David Heskin and Aloria Weaver. The workshop was hosted at Seattle’s gorgeous Praxis Arts in the Georgetown neighborhood. David and Aloria are true inspirations. I learned so much and met a group of wonderful, dedicated people. Weekends like this one change your life and I’m so thankful. I’m ready to jump back into the studio with new knowledge and ideas.

Check out ZB Gallery at https://www.zbgallery.com

For David Heskin and Aloria Weaver, visit https://luminousfluxgallery.com

For more information on Praxis Arts, visit http://www.praxis-arts.com



  • Caitlynn Abdow

Who wants to spend time uploading images when they could be painting?! This year I've resolved to keep a better digital inventory of my artwork, so I have already gone ahead and updated my portfolio on this site. You will find new works in my FLAURA / FAUNA / STONE series!


One of the other things that I'm currently working on is customizing and updating a new database program with information on my sold and unsold works. While it is slightly headache inducing, I know that once it is set up it will be completely worth it. What tools and ideas are you using in 2018 to stay on top of organization?




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  • Caitlynn Abdow

As some of you may know, I've been taking a brief hiatus from posting to instagram so that I can focus on new things for the New Year. One of the most exciting things that is happening this January is moving into the new studio space (one floor down, almost directly below my former space!) in the Carton Services studios.


The new studio is the perfect home away from home where I can create art, listen to podcasts, and get down to business. I didn't want to move away from my previous studio mates, but I'm thrilled to have the extra space to work in. I will be using the space to continue creating art and to launch my new Etsy shop.


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visual artist & illustrator | portland, oregon