Preparing for the show

I will be moving my paintings to the house to prepare them. I have zero room in my studio. I am really excited but I’m not sure if I should bring two pieces to have them decide or just one? Maybe I’ll just bring the one I know for sure that I want to submit. It’s going to be a small headache mainly because I need to take the car and driving there will be a pain because there is so much construction everywhere. There is a saying, in our city it’s either construction season or winter 😂 So true.

This is the piece I want to submit, though I’ve posted elsewhere about it.

I feel that I’ve really come a long way from when I first got back into painting. That’s all you should compare yourself with…I have goals and aspirations though, so kind of a conflict there of what you are told.


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.