Meet the Artist:
Abigail is the owner and artist at Pretty Girl Painting, a fine art and mural painting business located in Winchester VA. Abigail teaches art at the Classical Cottage School and Mountain View Christian Academy, as well as private art classes and workshops through Pretty Girl Painting, the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum, ShenArts- the Shenandoah Arts Council, and the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
Abigail serves on the Board of Directors at the Shenandoah Arts Council in Winchester VA. She has also been appointed by Governor McAuliffe of Virginia to serve as a Commissioner on the Virginia Commission for the Arts, representing the 10th Congressional District. In 2016 Abigail received two Fellowships from NALAC for the Advocacy Leadership Institute in Washington DC and the NALAC Leadership Institute in San Antonio TX.
Abigail Gomez was born in New York, and has lived in Virginia for the past 20 years. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Tech in 2007, concentrating on found object sculpture and recycled art. She also studied at Santa Reparata International School of Art in Florence, Italy in 2003. In December 2015 she completed the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts in painting from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
Gomez’s vibrant artwork is in a number of private collections around the United States and abroad. Her artwork has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, the Virginia Eye Institute in Richmond, and the Cannery Gallery in San Francisco, as well as in other group and solo shows in Virginia, New York, California, Italy and Cuba.