The weather and painting

I’ve found my style. I’m very happy. A lot of hard work, tears and frustration went into it. It is bliss to have finally found it. I know it evolves and my art (to me), still seems amateurish, but it’s just the beginning.

It seems as though fall and winter are dualing it out. One day it’s 20 degrees and the next, it’s -1 to -5. This doesn’t have much affect on my art…yet. I’m sure that when it gets snowy and cold, I’ll likely want to stay indoors. Anyway, I am still inspired by some of my favourite artists and that is what keeps me doing art at the moment.

I’ve changed and this is the one I am submitting for the show. I tore the other one while trying to get it off what I laid it down to dry on. It’s fixable but I like this one too. Plus I don’t have to worry about cutting and framing it.

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.