Second art show

I was juried and accepted for the art show. So that is good. I will need to drop off my picture between the 23-27. I need some acrylic white paint though because I need to paint the sides and oil takes way too long to dry.

In other news, I’ve been reading up on how to get into a gallery, and there is definitely an “art” to it. No pun intended. It won’t be for a while since I will need to get my art around and in the general public’s eye before I approach anyone.

And lastly, I found this amazing website with loads of tips and valuable information and I’ve been just poring over it. I’ve also created a business plan (quote detailed and goal-oriented) about the future and what I want for this side business.


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.

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