R. D. Abrams finds inspiration from her surroundings in Hamilton’s urban settings, industrial places, and waterfront. Her style is direct, her colours raw and the movement of her lines visible. She works on location to observe the unique combinations of light, and weather in every season. Before relocating to Hamilton in 2021, Abrams lived in rural Ontario, and painted en plein air, capturing the surrounding rivers, trees, and fields. Abrams’ work has won commissions and awards, and she been resident artist at the McMichael Gallery. Her film and video artworks have shown internationally and are in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, NY, and the National Gallery of Canada, Ontario Gallery of Art.