Pittsburgh Artist Registry

Olena Abakumova

Olena Abakumova

Artistic Category Artist
Career Level Emerging
Experienced With Teaching engagements, Leading workshops, Commissions

I am a full-time fine artist based in Pittsburgh, Pennsilvania, the USA. Originally from Ukraine, I began creating art at a young age, and until today painting is a great passion and big part of my life. I illustrated several books, and is an author of coloring book for children.

After moving to Pittsburgh 4 years ago, I am working on creating oil paintings, and also give art lessons and workshops to children and adults.

My creative talent have been influenced by the creativity of my father, a graphic designer and a storehouse of ideas, and realistic seascapes of Aivazovsky. The great resources that I use is my en Plein Air painting at the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean shores, and around the city of Pittsburgh. I create seascapes, coastal landscapes, still lives, and flowers portraits. I love travels and always take my easel and paints with me. I like to sketch the ever-changing variety of marine element, cupture the multicolor ocean palette during sunset while enjoying the gentle ocean surf with her family who are her greatest fans and supporters. My travel memories, fotos and sketches give me the rich inspiration I need to create beautiful oil paintings in my studio.

My paintings have been in several exhibitions in Pittsburgh, and are in private collections in the USA and Europe.


Olena S Abakumova, Artist


772 Greenfield Avenue, Apt. A33, Pittsburgh, PA 15217            o.s.abakumova@gmail.com          





         Over ten years of teaching experience in own studio – classes for kids and adults

         Strong background in different mediums - Acrylic, Oil, Gouache, Watercolor, Drawing, Graphics, Composition, Decorative-Applied Art (Petrikovka Painting)                 

         Good communication and interpersonal skills

         Green card holder




School of Fine Arts, Kharkov, Ukraine.               Specialty – Visual Art                    1998-2002


Plein-air Painting (Oil)

with Robert D. Huckestein, Pittsburgh, USA                                                               2013




Painting Teacher

Painting Studio for kids (Ages 4-16) and adults                                                          2002-2013

Kharkov, Ukraine                                                   


Painting Teacher

Painting Classes for kids (Ages 4-16) and adults                                                          2014-now

Pittsburgh, USA



Illustrator of several books

Author of children's coloring book “Constellations”


2013-2016 regularly participate the local art festivals and fairs

2014-2017 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts Shop Artist


Group Exhibitions


2003 Kharkov Young Artists Exhibition. Awarded for the Artwork “My thoughts”

2012 Art Exhibition “Life is everywhere”: Kharkov, Ukraine

2016 RAW Artists Showcase in Pittsburgh “Verve”

2016 David Stock Memorial Concert & Art Exhibition "Consonance", Chatham University, Pittsburgh

2017 Brahms Music Concert and Art Exhibition "Blooming Spring"Chatham University, Pittsburgh

2017 Exhibited artist of Bakery Square Art Exhibition SPACES, Pittsburgh 





Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
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  • Painting
  • Illustration
  • Drawing
  • Craft


  • Chalk pastel
  • Figurative
  • Folk
  • Gouache
  • Landscape
  • Nature
  • Oil Paint
  • Still life
  • Acrylic
  • Acrylic paint
  • Land/earth
  • Realist