Listing Category: Artists
Abby Sernoff is a self-taught Mixed Media Collage artist who was raised in Lawrenceville, NJ. and has been living in the Philadelphia area for 25 years, recently relocating to Bucks County. Abby received her B.A. from Macalester College and an MA in Speech Language Pathology from Temple University. Several years ago, her life completely changed when she became seriously ill. Unable to continue working as a Speech Pathologist, Abby started making collages in 2006 while taking a local class about creativity. Within months, Abby found herself selling her artwork in local stores, accepting commissions, and participating in a juried art exhibit. She has since exhibited her art locally as well as nationally and has artwork in both U.S. and International private collections. Her bird collages have been featured by Audubon Magazine.
Working primarily with paper, ink, and acrylic paint, Abby’s collages showcase varied texture, pattern, and color. Her collages include papers collected from numerous sources. She prefers to use recycled materials as much as possible.
Abby’s work is inspired by the natural world around us, especially birds. Her artwork is heavily influenced by the mythology and symbolism that birds and other creatures have conveyed over centuries. She strongly believes nature is always communicating with us, and tries to reflect in her artwork the beauty that surrounds us. Since Abby’s journey as an artist has paralleled her journey healing from illness, she also wishes to convey a message of hope and optimism through her art.
Currently original work and fine art reproductions are available locally at Upstairs at Nellie Rae’s Kitchen in Revere, PA through January 2017 or by appointment. Artwork can also be purchased online at http://111collagedesign.etsy.com. Commissions are welcome.