Abigail Gray Swartz, is the artist of GrayDayStudio. Her Grandmother's maiden name and the artist's love of rainy wet gray days is the inspiration behind her Atelier.
Abigail is a fine artist and freelance illustrator. Her clients include The New Yorker, The NY Times, Lenny Letter, and Taproot Magazine. Abigail recently painted the cover of the Woman's March for the New Yorker, read about it here along with her interview with Huffingtonpost and Abigail's interview on CBC Radio And her interview with Lisa Congdon!! T-shirts of The New Yorker cover can be purchased HERE.
This year, Abigail is also illustrating and writing several children's books. In addition to publishing goals, Abigail also dreams of one day curating a children's museum composed of artist installations; a place of magic, and of wonder.
Abigail is a mother and an activist in her community. She and her neighbors are working together to support and improve the safety and quality of life for new refugees, the LGBTQ community, and Black Lives Matter. It can feel overwhelming, but starting on the local level is important. Abigail uses her artistic voice to translate the messages of these rallies and community meetings into a visual image. Originally from New Jersey and Delaware, Abigail now lives and works in Maine with her husband, their two children, and one cautious little dog.
For commission projects such as portraits and illustration work, use the contact page on this site to get in touch. For ready to ship artwork, as well as cards and totes, please visit her shop GrayDayShop. And follow Abigail on Instagram for studio sneak peaks @GrayDayStudio.
Abigail earned her BFA in 2004. Following undergrad, in the fall of 2004 Abigail took classes at The Art Student's League of New York. And shortly there after, she completed a year of PAFA's certificate program, before moving on to their MFA program. Abigail earned her MFA from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 2008.
Honorary Doctorate, Cornish College in Seattle
Women’s Board Patron Print Competition PAFA
John Galasso Memorial Prize, PAFA
Montgomery County Guild of Professional Artists
Studio Art Recognition Award