Harriet Zabusky-Zand attributes her lifelong love of color and interests in drawing and painting to the early influence of her parents. "My art education began as a child accompanying my father on weekly sketching trips around beautiful 'colonial' Savannah and neighboring fishing villages."
Seeking new vehicles for personal expression, she learned to weave, and moved to England and set up a studio. During her stay abroad, she exhibited her work and executed commissions for tapestries and rugs. Realizing that she was flooded by images which took a long time to execute by weaving, she began to paint with water colors. Upon returning to the United States she decided to pursue her painting education.
Ms. Zabusky-Zand received a Diploma in Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Massachusetts College of Art. Abstract Expressionism was a major influence on the work she produced during this time. The sense of infinite space, luminous sensuous color, and allusions to landscape allowed for the expression of her Buddhist beliefs. “Color is a thread that runs through all of my work.”
Ms. Zabusky-Zand's art has been exhibited widely in the United States and in England. Her work is included in the Gillette Corporation collection, the Sonesta Sonnabend collection, the Westin Hotel, Accenture, Mohegan Sun Casino, Marriott Hotels, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York, and many other corporate and private collections in the United States and England.
Harriet currently resides on Cape Cod in Massachusetts and spends winters in Savannah, GA.
Faith Like Flowing Water
Light and Atmosphere