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Drew Gaffney
Hingham, MA

About the Artist

Drew is a contemporary American painter known for his brightly colored Abstract Expressionist acrylic paintings. His work attempts to create a dramatic and thoughtful experience for the viewer in which they are drawn into a world of color, texture and mood. He's inspired by the classic "Abstract Expressionists" and "Color Field" painters from the 20th Century. Sold internationally (7 countries so far), Drew has been painting and drawing since he was a teenager. His most recent solo show was in 2012, in Washington, DC. He has participated in many juried, group shows. Carl Belz (director emer…

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About the Artist

Drew is a contemporary American painter known for his brightly colored Abstract Expressionist acrylic paintings. His work attempts to create a dramatic and thoughtful experience for the viewer in which they are drawn into a world of color, texture and mood. He’s inspired by the classic "Abstract Expressionists" and "Color Field" painters from the 20th Century. Sold internationally (7 countries so far), Drew has been painting and drawing since he was a teenager. His most recent solo show was in 2012, in Washington, DC. He has participated in many juried, group shows. Carl Belz (director emeritus of Rose Art Museum) described one of his award-winning paintings: "Abstract art bespeaks freedom, for artist and viewer alike, but the best of it recognizes that freedom meaningfully exists only within limitations, thus the balance between spontaneity and order in this painting. As in life, so in art." Today, he makes affordable art pieces with acrylics, ink and plaster. Drew’s art is ‘jazzy’—his paintings express and convey emotion, are typically bright and up-beat and he wants the viewer to feel something. Yet, he typically doesn’t title his pieces so that the viewer or buyer are not prejudged as to the intended emotion. His work is very colorful and has a strong graphic quality to its abstract nature. The visual elements and textures of flowers, architecture, fabrics, gardens and cityscapes are the raw ingredients which drive his inspiration, and they are often from his own photography. With each piece he aims to create something dramatic and interesting. Several artists and architects (mainly 20th Century Abstract and Abstract Expressionist painters) have long inspired his creativity, including Richard Diebenkorn, Willem de Kooning, Jules Olitski, Franz Kline, Clyfford Still, Gerhard Richter, Joan Mitchell, Jackson Pollock, Richard Meier, Santiago Calatrava, Robert A.M. Stern and Jack Tworkov.

Artist’s Work

Tree and forest
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Tree and Forest

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1631

By Drew Gaffney

Untitled bliss
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Untitled Bliss

By Drew Gaffney

5th garden apogee
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5th Garden Apogee

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 76

By Drew Gaffney

English flowers
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English Flowers

By Drew Gaffney

Le city
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Le City

By Drew Gaffney

Above the surface
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Above the Surface

By Drew Gaffney

Thinking arizona from shanghai
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Thinking Arizona from Shanghai

By Drew Gaffney

Going well
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Going Well

By Drew Gaffney

Pennsylvania flowers
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Pennsylvania Flowers

By Drew Gaffney

Celebrate now
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Celebrate Now

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 96

By Drew Gaffney

Highlands no 1719
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Highlands No. 1719

By Drew Gaffney

Untitled 171
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Untitled 171

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 50

By Drew Gaffney

Vincible iv
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Vincible IV

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 42

By Drew Gaffney

Blue and magenta fabricata
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Blue and Magenta Fabricata

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 48

By Drew Gaffney

Linguistics
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Linguistics

By Drew Gaffney

Finding it
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Finding It

By Drew Gaffney

Pure filtered
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Pure Filtered

By Drew Gaffney

Green garden
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Green Garden

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 224

By Drew Gaffney

Genesi
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Genesi

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 39

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 0817

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 179

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1824

By Drew Gaffney

Closing in on mars
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Closing in on Mars

By Drew Gaffney

Waterfall 10
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Waterfall

By Drew Gaffney

French impressions
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French Impressions

By Drew Gaffney

A bridge too far
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A Bridge Too Far

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1804

By Drew Gaffney

Sonic spellbound
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Sonic: Spellbound

By Drew Gaffney

French cafe
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French Cafe

By Drew Gaffney

D1604
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D1604

By Drew Gaffney

Gravity 1
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Gravity + 1

By Drew Gaffney

Abundance 3
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Abundance

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 208

By Drew Gaffney

Almost lost at sea
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Almost Lost at Sea

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 172

By Drew Gaffney

Swords of nature
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Swords of Nature

By Drew Gaffney

My fall fuchsia
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My Fall Fuchsia

By Drew Gaffney

Floating rocks
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Floating Rocks

By Drew Gaffney

Wild horses 3
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Wild Horses

By Drew Gaffney

Verdant gestures no 4
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Verdant Gestures No. 4

By Drew Gaffney

Sunset 14
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Sunset

By Drew Gaffney

D38
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D38

By Drew Gaffney

Chartwell
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Chartwell

By Drew Gaffney

Canale
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Canale

By Drew Gaffney

Blue homage to rothko
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Blue Homage to Rothko

By Drew Gaffney

Autumn view
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Autumn View

By Drew Gaffney

Painted rocks
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Painted Rocks

By Drew Gaffney

What do you say
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What Do You Say

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled, 2011

By Drew Gaffney

Simulation no 19
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Simulation No. 19

By Drew Gaffney

Benevolent making
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Benevolent Making

By Drew Gaffney

Sunrise homage to rothko
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Sunrise Homage to Rothko

By Drew Gaffney

Inescapable
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Inescapable

By Drew Gaffney

Splendor
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Splendor

By Drew Gaffney

Benched
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Benched

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 153

By Drew Gaffney

Stative red
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Stative Red

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1619A

By Drew Gaffney

Untitled 33 2006
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Untitled # 33

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 62

By Drew Gaffney

Epic prospects
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Epic Prospects

By Drew Gaffney

Shall we dance
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Shall We Dance

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1617

By Drew Gaffney

Untitled 577
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Untitled 577

By Drew Gaffney

Gravitas 4
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Gravitas 4

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 0217

By Drew Gaffney

Faster
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Faster

By Drew Gaffney

Beach green blue footsteps
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Beach Green Blue Footsteps

By Drew Gaffney

Mosaic d
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Mosaic D

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 3A

By Drew Gaffney

Bleecker street 2
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Bleecker Street

By Drew Gaffney

Rise and fall
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Rise and Fall

By Drew Gaffney

Land of giants
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Land of Giants

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1612

By Drew Gaffney

Straight line 2
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Straight Line 2

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1814

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 593

By Drew Gaffney

Love my blues
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Love My Blues

By Drew Gaffney

Blue steel
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Blue Steel

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1714

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 314

By Drew Gaffney

Kings garden
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King's Garden

By Drew Gaffney

Scottish highlands
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Scottish Highlands

By Drew Gaffney

London modern
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London Modern

By Drew Gaffney

Arizona rising
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Arizona Rising

By Drew Gaffney

Roaming around
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Roaming Around

By Drew Gaffney

Homage to giacometti
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Homage to Giacometti

By Drew Gaffney

Untitled 211 homage to gerhard
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Untitled 211- Homage to Gerhard

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1629

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 154

By Drew Gaffney

Desert sunrise 3
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Desert Sunrise

By Drew Gaffney

English purple and green flowers
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English Purple and Green Flowers

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 163

By Drew Gaffney

Say too much
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Say Too Much

By Drew Gaffney

Rising sun 2
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Rising Sun

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1633

By Drew Gaffney

Rue du soleil
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Rue du Soleil

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 588

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 205

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1626

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1712

By Drew Gaffney

Gravity of fire
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Gravity of Fire

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled #41

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 651

By Drew Gaffney

Ocean gravity
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Ocean Gravity

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1628

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 218

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 209

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1639

By Drew Gaffney

Untitled 240
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Untitled 240

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1627

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1703

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 149

By Drew Gaffney

Gravity of jazz
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Gravity of Jazz

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled #40

By Drew Gaffney

Spray
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Spray

By Drew Gaffney

Walking with joan mitchell
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Walking With Joan Mitchell

By Drew Gaffney

Within reason
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Within Reason

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1636

By Drew Gaffney

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Untitled 1721

By Drew Gaffney

Selected Exhibitions

  • South Shore Arts Center
    Cohasset, MA, 2016
  • North River Arts Society
    Marshfield, MA, 2011
  • North River Arts Society
    Marshfield, MA, 2010
  • Arlington Art Show
    Arlington, IL, 1995

Education

  • DePaul University, MBA
    Chicago, IL,1999 
  • University of Virginia, BA
    Charlottesville, VA,1988