Abigail Drapkin
San Francisco, California

Abigail Drapkin is an oil painter based in San Francisco. Originally from Maine, she graduated with high honors in Studio Art and French from Brandeis University in Boston and spent her junior year at the Sorbonne and Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art in France. Abigail’s recent works on canvas and wood explore narrative portraiture within modern local landscapes. For her current portrait series, she uses black and white photographs from the early 20th century as reference material. In these works, the natural texture and warm tones of the exposed wood grain influence the mood and composition of the portraits.

The Three Travelers
16" x 12" , oil painting

The Colonel
5" x 5" , oil painting

Ducks in a Row
8" x 10" , oil painting

Day and Night
24" x 18" , oil painting

Ode to Robin Williams
14" x 11" , oil painting

24" x 18" , oil painting

Fritz and the Boys
6" x 6" , oil painting

Artist and Customer Comments

Abigail Drapkin 3/4/2016 | 11:05 PM

Just installed my work at Farley's Coffee in Potrero Hill, San Francisco. Opening reception is Saturday, March 5th, 6:30-8:30pm. Artist in attendance and free wine and beer! The show will hang March 1st-30th.

Abigail Drapkin 3/4/2016 | 11:02 PM

Lisa, thank you so much for the kind words and for you interest in my work! Glad to hear you're happy with the piece. If you would like to be added to my mailing list (to hear about future shows and updates) feel free to email me at abigaildrapkin8@gmail.

Lisa R 3/4/2016 | 5:44 PM

I opened this beautiful gem of a painting and was immediately happy I made the decision to order Abigail's painting! The expression and feeling she caught in the subjects in this painting are delightful - her brushwork is beautiful. Thank you, Abigail Drapkin! And ordering from UGallery was easy, the painting arrived well protected.

Abigail Drapkin 12/9/2015 | 2:04 AM

Check out my work this month at Spark Arts in San Francisco! I have seven pieces up as part of a group show called "Elevating the Ordinary". The work is up until December 20th, 2015 at: Spark Arts 4229 18th St. San Francisco, CA 94114