Abi Kremer with Garden 3 Abi Kremer has had a varied artistic career spanning public and private practice. She has work in collections such as the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum and R.N.L.I. Commissions include a wall plaque for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and site specific work for the Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

Currently the energy of woodland spaces and structures inspire work which reflects an interest in prismatic colour and arabesque movement. The influence of Japanese calligraphy and print making underpins this, also an admiration for the tachiste techniques adopted by artists of mid 20th century America and the St. Ives movement, such as Willem de Kooning and Winifred Nicholson. Translation into paint of organic phenomena addresses the subconscious resulting in fantastical landscapes. Techniques of washes, masking and stippling create a process structure within which intuitive responses can flourish. Working with chance and accident is fundamental to her approach.

Music and dance are further sources of inspiration, leading to collaborations with dance companies such as Ballet Rambert . A long standing career as an art lecturer has cross referenced and nourished the work.

A recently published book Abi Kremer: Colour and Inspiration, written by Jackie Sarafopoulos, with essays by leading figures in the arts, is currently on sale in Museums and Art Galleries throughout the south, and can also be ordered from this website.

1973 -1974 Harrow College of Art
1974 -1977 Bournemouth College of Art
1992 – 2010 Fine Art Lecturer Bournemouth and Poole College
1992 - Art Tutor Bournemouth and Poole Adult Learning
1996 – 2000 Fine Art Lecturer Southampton University
2011 – 2013 Fine Art Lecturer Wiltshire College
2011 - Visiting Art Tutor Southampton City Art Gallery
2013 –      Fine Art Lecturer Southampton University
2015 –   Visiting Tutor Arts University Bournemouth