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Established in 2005, we are celebrating 19 years of sharing our love of arts with our community.


At AB Fine Art Studio, we believe art is the gateway to a broader education, stronger community and culture, and the cornerstone to a well-rounded individual. We desire to provide a safe environment that inspires individuals to embrace their creativity. We teach students, young and old, proper techniques while encouraging individuality, emphasizing the process rather than the product.


Learn a little about the two ladies behind AB Fine Arts.


Susan Murray-  co-owner of AB Fine Arts Studio has lived in the Carlsbad, California area most of her life. She and her husband raised their family in the area and love giving back to the local schools and churches by sharing their time and talents. Susan is a professional muralist, published illustrator, and has taught in local schools for over 20 years.  She has a passion for art and realizes its value in all aspects of education and development. She has made the studio an open door to explore an individual's artistic expressions.


Kristin McCrary-  co-owner of AB Fine Arts Studio grew up in Carlsbad and now lives in Vista, California with her husband and two children.  She is an accomplished artist, muralist, and energetic art instructor. Her love for children and ability to teach all ages makes her an incredible asset to our artistic community. She creates an atmosphere of fun and enlivens the imagination while inspiring artists young and old alike.

The Best!  My son's artwork from AB studio decorates my entry hall.  I cannot count the times I have received rave reviews from visitors.   -Pamela R.

We love AB Art Studio! Our kids have been going for almost 3 years between an off-site and their studio, and they adore the teachers! Ms. Kristin and Ms. Susan are two of the best teachers I have EVER met.

Christina G.

Ms. Susan is amazing with my daughter, and I look forward to seeing her masterpieces every week!!

Jennifer S.


Left to right: Susan, Kristin, Heidi, Robin, and Blair

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