Second show

So I’ll be having a second show overall in December. I’ll be showing alongside a variety of other artists. It will be at Harcourt House Dec 4-to something.

In addition to that, I plan on being in another show with Strathcona County art people when they have their next show. I had to sign up but it’s for a good cause—to help their business of course. To support them. I hope my art sells. It won’t go for much because they are so darn small. Oh well, it’s still cool to say 😎 I am not sure when again they will have a show as they are currently right now, hence how I heard about them. I feel that belonging to these two groups (Harcourt and Strathcona) are good moves. I want to be associated with the two. It’s a good direction to go in.

Black abstract piece by afonsoabstractart
Pale grey abstract art piece by afonsoabstractart made with felt marker and glue
Felt marker and tape created by afonsoabstractart
Being creative with what you have around the house
Finding beauty in the accidental things
Pencil and basic lined paper with a filter
Felt marker by afonsoabstractart

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.