Abrams-Self Portrait for WSA 500x500

Tove Hasselriis Abrams



Oils & Acrylics, Photography

I started my art “career” with crayons at the age of three. I still use crayons ( “hotencaustics”) and have worked with many types of art media through the years. About twelve years ago, I decided to learn how to use oil paints, which I had never tackled before. Thanks to the Islip Arts Council and its classes at Brookwood Hall (-and a great teacher), I started to paint and thoroughly enjoyed the results. I took classes at the Art League of Long Island and became a member there. Since then, I have continued as an art member of the Islip Arts Council and have been accepted in many exhibitions with both my oil paintings and my photography.

I have loved photography since shooting with a Brownie Hawkeye since the age of nine.Now I photograph the natural world with my digital Canon camera-and my Galaxy cell phone.  For over 30 years I have been a videographer, with a business specializing in event and performance videography and in transferring old media into new (www.VideoMatters.us.com) .

I studied nature photography at Cornell, and I am a member of the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, NANPA (North American Nature Photography Association), Art League of LongIsland, and the Bay Area Friends of the Fine Arts. I was accepted into Women Sharing Art in 2017, and have exhibited along with my very talented member friends in many Long Island venues. We share a love of art and of learning from one another as well.  There is a long history of artists in my family, and I try my best to uphold this tradition!