Over the course of my long career I have gone off in a variety of directions and experimented with different mediums.

My current focus is primarily landscape inspired abstraction. The work is mixed media on paper, canvas or birch panel. I have been fortunate to work with decorators and galleries on many projects for both residential and commercial clients from New York to Florida and points in-between.

I also enjoy plein air landscape painting in pastels and oil.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Small Work on Paper

These small works are mostly arcrylic, but other things find their way in so in truth they are mixed media. I have been doing these off and on for almost 30 years. This is the latest. 5 X 7"

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

"Garden Party" SOLD

"Garden Party" Acrylic on Canvas. 36" X 48". This lyrical abstraction recently sold to a collector in Lake Mary Florida through Gallery on First, Sanford, Florida.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

"Dance of the Mohawk"

"Dance of the Mohawk" Currently on view and available at 4 Elements, Utica, New York. 36" X 48" Acrylic on canvas. $2,500

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Postcard for solo exhibition at Founders Gallery

This is the postcard front as put together by the the folks at the Hub in New Smyrna Beach, Fl. . "Textures and Beyond" will run the month of February, 2019 in the Founders Gallery at the Hub. This exhibition will feature approximately 20 heavily textured abstract paintings. Exact number will be determined when we hang the show. The show will open on Saturday, Feb 2 in conjunction with the NSB Art Walk. Artist's reception from 4-7pm.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

"Three Little Gems" SOLD

These mixed media pieces measure 5" X 16" each. They will be part of my solo exhibition "Textures and Beyond" at Founders Gallery in New Smyrna Beach in February. They are already sold to a collector in Melbourne, but will be on loan for the show.


"I consider myself mostly a landscape painter - even my abstract work is based on landscapes, or at least inspired by the natural world. Fields , flowers, trees, the sky - everything I see around me finds it’s way into my painting"


Bauder Fashion College, Miami, Fl. 1973
Huntindon College, England 1979
Monterey Penninsula College, Monterey, Ca. 1983
University College, Syracuse, NY 1986

Studied watercolor with Edwin Adamson and Plein Air Pastel with Albert Handell, Doug Dawson and Christine Debrosky


First Place Mixed Media, Orlando VAMC Art Show 2014

First Place Acrylic, Orlando VAMC Art Show 2014

Second Prize 2013 Mount Dora Plein Air Paint Out, Mount Dora, Florida.

Judge's Choice 2008 Adirondack Theme Show, Arts Center, Old Forge, NY

Jurors’ Silver Prize 2005 Adirondack Fine Art Center Juried Show, Lake Placid, NY

Community Spirit Award, Arts and Culture for Oswego County, For significant contributions to the Arts and culture of the county 2003

Best Work on Paper 1991 Canastota Small Scale Show, Canastota, NY *Clement Greenburg, Juror

Honorable Mention 1989 & 1990, 2004 National League of American Pen Women, Syracuse, NY

First Place, Mixed Media 1988 Parish Art Festival, Parish, NY

Honorable Mention 1986 & 1989 Allegheny International Art Exhibition, Princeton, WV

Best of Show 1981 Pope AFB Juried Exhibition, Fayetteville, NC


(Partial Listing)

"Anthology" Recent work by Debe and KV Abbott. Mount Dora Center for the Arts. Mount Dora, Fl. 2021

"Textures and Beyond", Founders Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 2019

The Reach Center, Rome, NY 2018

4 Elements, Utica, NY 2018

Gallery 3040, Old Forge, NY 2015 - Present

Mount Dora Center for the Arts Plein Air Festival, Mt. Dora, Florida. 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 (featured artist 2015)

Art Circle Gallery, Walhalla, SC 2012, 2013

Paper Sculpture Invitational, Arts Center, Old Forge, NY 2012

Artist in Residence, Gallery on First, Sanford, Florida 2011 - Present

Willful Eclecticism, Post Modern Invitational, Timothy McHenry Gallery, Oswego, NY 2009

Totally Abstract, Nonobjective Invitational, Timothy McHenry Gallery, Oswego, NY 2008

Finger Lakes Gallery, 2008 - 2015, Canandaigua, NY

Edgewood Gallery, 2010 Syracuse, New York

Circle Gallery, Seneca, South Carolina, 2012

Vintage Art, 2007-2009 Seneca, South Carolina

Northeast National Pastel Exhibition, 2005,2008 Old Forge, New York

CNYAC Gallery 2004 Stanley Theater, Utica, New York

Margie’s Muse 2002 - 2010 Jamaica, Vermont

Roberta Wood Gallery 1998 - 2002 Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Roselawn Galleries 1991 - 2002 Pittsford, New York

Great Artspectations 2000 - 2002 Syracuse, New York

Divercity 1999 Syracuse, New York

Roberta Wood Gallery 1994 - 1997 Dewitt, New York

Elhoff Gallery 1988 - 1992 Syracuse, New York

Featured Artist, WCNY Art Invitational, 1993 Syracuse, New York

Southern Vermont Art Center 1991 Manchester, Vermont

Del Bello Gallery 1991 Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Art Institute of Chicago 1990 Chicago, Illinois

"The 24 Collection" 1986 - 1997 Everson Museum, Syracuse, New York

Florida International Art Expo 1989 Tampa, Florida

Marietta Cobb Fine Art Center 1988 Marietta, Georgia

Gallery Christine Plus 1985 Spring Harbor, Michigan

The Fort Ord Gallery 1984 Monterey, California

Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art 1983, 1984 Monterey, California

Collection of Contemporary Southern Art, 1980 Fayetteville, North Carolina


Orlando Sentinel, 2014

Seminole Magazine, 2012

UCF Future Magazine, 2012

Sanford Herald, 2012, 2014, 2018

CNY Artist Showcase. 2010

Oswego County Business Magazine, 2008

American Artist Magazine 2007

Syracuse Post Standard 2010, 2004, 1998, 1997, 1993, 1986

Syracuse New Times 2010, 1994, 1988

Preview Magazine 1997, 1993

Decor Magazine 1993

Art Business News 1993

New York Art Review 1990


Many private and corporate collections including ,CFE Credit Union, PAYCHEX Inc., Hewlett Packard, Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., Perkins Restaurants and Fulton Savings Bank.

Art in Embassies Program

Selected by curators of the U.S. State Department’s AIEP as an art ambassador participant for the American Embassy in El Salvador, 2004.

National League of American Pen Women

In 2005 inducted as a full art member into NLAPW.

In the gallery holding "Salmon River"

In the gallery holding "Salmon River"
Original Pastel - In the collection of Senator and Mrs. Barclay

Morey Road

Morey Road
Original Pastel - $400 SOLD

Camp at Panther Lake

Camp at Panther Lake
Commission - Private collection, Sweden


Orginal Pastel - $150 Sold

Stormy Afternoon SOLD

Stormy Afternoon  SOLD
Original Pastel - $375.00 Silver Prize Winner Lake Placid Fine Art Show

Lewis Pond

Lewis Pond
Original Pastel - Sold $375.00