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Artist Abby Rovaldi


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Biography


Rovaldi holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, MA.  Rovaldi is currently the Programs Coordinator at the Attleboro Arts Museum (2007 – present). She prides herself in being an artist devoted to drawing in particular ink techniques as well as dabbling in mixed media printmaking, oils and sculpture.  Rovaldi is an award-winning artist who has been featured in numerous local, national and international exhibitions.  Her work is found in permanent collections in Harrisonburg, VA, Taunton, MA, Brooklyn, NY and Siena, Italy.  She maintains a working studio in Franklin, MA.  
Rovaldi is the author and illustrator of a self-published children's book entitled, Tales of Mythical Beasts.  Tales of Mythical Beasts is available for purchase through her website - please go to "contact the artist" for more information, or to place an order.  Stay tuned for Abby’s second children’s book “Beast Artistes” currently in the design process.
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Artist Statement:My work involves a progression of discovery and transformation, beginning with simple lines and flourished marks.  I take great pleasure in working with ink – waterproof permanent ink to be precise.  Whether a drawing manifests with Micron pens using hatching lines, ink wash strokes or a combination of both, knowing that each blot is everlasting creates a unique challenge. Creating with a sure hand, I allow the ink to flow and be affected by emotion, rarely worrying about erasing or altering – just reacting to the process and material.  Relying on what was drawn before, making relationships, joining forms together and permitting the drawing to do some of the work itself all lend a hand in determining the final state of each piece and opening my mind to previously unthought-of and unexplored directions.  Sometimes, I create tools to invent the right mark making the application of medium intimate and direct [...]

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