130 Second St.
Lewes, DE 19958
515 Federal St.
Milton, DE 19968
Lewes Gallery open daily 10-6, closed Tuesday
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Early in life Abraxas developed a curiosity for color and its presence in the world around us. Searching for a link between the grand paintings of old masters and the beauty of nature led Abraxas to the New Renaissance Academy. Libby Berry, the founder of the school, taught him the laws that govern our visual perception, the foundation of realistic painting. Implementing this knowledge allows Abraxas the ability to bring a sense of life to his work.
Growing up in coastal Delaware fostered the artist's great love and appreciation for the sea. Not surprising, many of Abraxas' works are inspired by the Delaware coastline. First Light, the artist's debut print, is a dramatic sunrise portrait of the Cape Henlopen Lighthouse as it appeared in 1924. The print was released in 1997 and was so well received that it rapidly sold out. The lighthouse depiction can also be found featured on the Cape Rose wine label from the Nassau Valley Vineyard. Abraxas' imageMillennial Night also adorns the labels of select Nassau Valley wines.
His limited edition print Along the Way is being sold to raise money for the Charles Mills Boulevard, a project to beautify the coastal route in the artist's home town of Lewes, Delaware. This painting depicts a path leading to sunrise over a Delaware beach.
A love of travel has taken the young artist to a variety of inspiring landscapes. The resulting works depict rain forests and islands of Washington state, seascapes of the American Southwest, scenes of the Caribbean, and more.
Once again Abraxas has returned to explore the hidden jewels of the East Coast. Recently printed works honor the beauty of the Cape Henlopen State Park. The Harbor of Refuge
lighthouse is viewed from the dunes of the park in one stormy image, while Gordon's Pond
depicts a Great Blue Heron standing guard at dawn. His latest prints capture the tranquility of Rehoboth Beach. Midnight Reflections
is a moonrise scene over crashing waves and The Boardwalk
reminds us of how rewarding sunrise walks can be. These and more can be seen on his website at www.abraxasart.com