Abigail Gray Swartz is the artist behind GrayDayStudio.
Her grandmother's maiden name and Abigail's love for rainy days helped name the atelier.
Abigail is an illustrator and a fine artist.
Her illustrations have appeared in publications in the US and abroad, including The New Yorker, The NY Times, and Lena Dunham's "Lenny Letter".
Recently Abigail painted a version of Rosie the Riveter that was chosen for the cover of The New Yorker's "Women's March" issue.
Abigail grew up on a horse farm surrounded by woods and fields. In this natural setting she played with her three siblings, burying rodent skulls and handcrafted treasure maps. The slower pace of childhood, time spent in nature, and inspirational or social justice issues are often themes in her work.
Abigail has a BA in Fine Art and she earned her MFA in 2008 from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia.
Originally from New Jersey and Delaware, Abigail now lives and works in Maine with her husband, their two small children, and one cautious little dog.
View Abigail's portfolio: www.GrayDayStudio.com