Eric Abrecht lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and two children. Abrecht completed his art training at The Maryland Institute, College of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland.
His work appears in galleries throughout the United States. He focuses on landscapes, figurative and still-life, mainly with oil on canvas. At times he breaks from this medium to work on smaller pieces, usually acrylic and mixed media on paper. Abrecht works conceptually; drawing from lifetime experiences, and allows the subject of each painting to evolve as he works on the canvas.
“I start with more of a rough idea than a blueprint,” he says. Rather than title his work, Abrecht gives his pieces “generic” names. This allows viewers to apply their own feelings and experiences to each piece, without bias. “I want people to connect with my work in a way that is completely different from the person standing next to them.”
His pieces offer dreamy vistas into a landscape familiar to everyone who views his paintings. In using an impressionistic style, Abrecht is able to tell various stories through his broad brushstrokes and simple landscapes.