21 Under 31 | Abigail VanCannon

California contemporary realism painter

Abigail VanCannon, Summertime, oil painting

Abigail VanCannon, Summertime, oil, 30 x 24.

Art Education: Bachelor of fine arts from Iowa State University and master of fine arts from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA.
Style: Contemporary realism.
Creative Spark: I am interested in painting people in their environments. Often seeing an old diner, gas station, or other buildings from the past will spark an idea for a painting.
Second-Choice Career: Painting restoration or archaeology.
Best Advice Received: Perseverance is key. Never give up.
One Thing People Don’t Know About You: I love trail running and urban gardening.
Biggest Fear: The next big earthquake hitting the Bay Area while I’m driving on the Bay Bridge.
Pet Peeve: A sink full of dirty dishes.
Future Goals: Getting gallery representation, selling my artwork, and taking painting trips abroad.
Price Range: $350 to $2,000.


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