The daughter of an international journalist and a professional watercolorist, Abigail Ordorica Voysey was born in Buenos Aires and raised in the diverse locales of: Argentina, Bolivia, Mexico, New Orleans, Jackson, MS; and, ultimately, Upper Montclair, NJ.
After earning a B.B.A. in Business Administration from Pace University in New York, she held positions in major retail and media businesses in Manhattan before marrying Peter, a corporate attorney. Over the years they and their (now grown) daughters lived in Connecticut as well Chicago’s North Shore for many years before moving to their present home in Nashville, Tennessee.
Abigail began formal art training in the late 1980’s with Joan Winger Taxay Pressman at the North Shore Art League in Winnetka, Illinois. Early compositions were produced in acrylics and charcoal. She subsequently continued her studies in Nashville with renowned artist Charles Brindley which furthered her interest in the medium of oil on canvas and launched her professional career.
Abigail’s works were initially shown at the Cheekwood Art Show in June, 1999 and, later that year, at the Artists Working At Monthaven Show in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Her work, That’s Life, was chosen by the Art Department of a school in Hendersonville as the subject of a classroom demonstration. An inaugural one-artist show, The Paintings Of Abigail Voysey, was held at Monthaven the following fall, and her Still Life with Lilies graced the cover of the Tennessee Arts Academy course catalog, which described her paintings as “colorful, descriptive and alive with allegorical content and meaning”. She was a featured artist at the 2005 Five x Five Artists Show held at Cumberland University in Lebanon, Tennessee and in June, 2008, reached a new milestone with the completion of her first commissioned work, The Dance Of Life, for a private collector in Naples, Florida.
In her Nashville studio, Abigail enjoys exploiting the possibilities of oil, graphite and mixed media to bring her imaginative story-telling to life through single works, diptychs and triptychs. Still exploring and extending her capabilities, Abigail is excited about bringing a new dimension to her art work which is currently under development.