New art

For perspective.

I could only capture a small portion because I don’t have big enough paper. Not sure where I’m going to order them from. I will need really nice paper, too. Paper is exquisite. It’s like colour, there are so many different types and they all produce different things.

In school, we had tons of different paper options and I never wrote any of them down. I suck.

Ink on watercolour paper (140lb).

I need a really thick felt marker. Thicker than the one below. I am thinking to use a Bingo dauber. But it needs to be even bigger than that. It needs to give consistent size while using.


By Afonso Abstract Art

Hello, my name is Kristina. I always knew I was a creative-type person but I just didn’t have a name for it in grade two. I grew up working in my dad's art gallery. After high school, I pursued art at Capilano University in Vancouver, BC; and from there, went onto obtain a bachelor of design with honours at the University of Alberta.

Kandinsky said, “it is evident therefore, that colour harmony must rest only on a corresponding vibration of the human soul.”

I make minimalist, gestural, abstract art. I aim for integrity; the only idea I follow is to be true and honest to my art. I hope that viewers feel a sense of freedom and austerity.

Typically, the material inspires me, followed closely by a compulsion to draw, which ends up leading me. Usually, I do not have a specific idea in mind. I do everything spontaneously, but not always, I have my considered portions. It’s never the same though. It’s unpredictable.

I love to work with oils and pencil. Watercolour is not far behind. Willow bark and conte are also in the top five.