Inspired by Abby Kasonik - a series featuring artists whose work inspires me to develop my own

My ‘Inspired By’ posts began as a way to explore what makes me tick as an artist, what I’m drawn to, what makes my heart sing, what I might want to try out in terms of marks or colour combinations or compositions. They are also a way for me to share the work of artists whose work I love. I don’t advocate copying other artists instead of making our own work, however inspiring they are to us, but I do believe that we can learn from each other on our solitary artist journeys. This website is dedicated to the philosophy that you have a significant and unique offering inside you, waiting to be released. I created a course to help you with this very thing, which you can find by clicking here. May you be inspired to bring forth what’s within you!

I found Abby Kasonik‘s work on Pinterest {I’m hanging out there a lot at the moment, what with the impending move and thus decoration ideas, the need for distraction and the wealth of inspiring art over there} and knew it was time for a long overdue ‘Love It’.

Abby lives in Virginia and has a degree in sculpture and many exhibitions under her belt.

Scrolling through her work on her website shows a transition from darker, sparser paintings, to soft and muted blues. They are mostly abstract, studies in colour, although there are sometimes suggestions of sky or landscapes.

Perhaps it’s the rain cascading down outside my window as I type this that made these works catch my eye, or my deep love of the sea, or the beautiful blues of her paintings, but I find them so soothing. I love the addition of the moon in the painting below.

And how Abby has captured the splash of raindrops on the sea’s surface in this one.

Her website doesn’t give much away about her, but she has a blog, and her home has been featured here {to DIE for}. It was actually seeing photos of her beautiful home on Pinterest that introduced me to her work. With light like and space like that to work in it’s no wonder her paintings changed from darker browns to soft and lighter blues.

I am inspired to play with drips now. Not to mention using plenty of white and light in my new home.