abby kasonik


June 2018

114 3rd St. NE Charlottesville VA 22902

This will be an exhibition of the work I produced during this last year, while we moved, and I was without a studio.  
The uncertainty forced some major changes to my work, both in scale, material, and essence.
 I look forward to showing the chronology of  that change.  


pink ink

20 x 20"


kasonik painting blue cliff cloud fog
Untitled, 2017, 36 x 36", acrylic on canvas, $4200


I think they might be ships

I try to keep my paintings somewhat ambiguous, and it's always interesting to hear the things that people see in them. I don't know what you'll see, but I think they might be ships.....

ships purple kasonik haze clouds

Untitled Purple, 36 x 36" acrylic and pencil on canvas, 2017, $4200



I'm just getting ready to put the final glazing on this one and order a (silver) frame.
36 x 36" 2017, acrylic on hardboard (sold)

kasonik pink mountain cloud filed blue abstract


Old Wall, New Work

I'm surprised to find that my these intensely saturated pieces look so at home on this quiet textured wall.  #CONTRAST 
I guess I have always liked the look of old and new together... 

Untitled Drawings, 25.5 x 33" (each), mixed media on watercolor paper, 2017, $1500 each

mixed media old wall chalk energy lines


here it comes....

abby kasonik painting blue mysterious object headed your way
Untitled (approach), 2017, acrylic on hardboard, 36 x 36", $4200


marks marks marks

60 x 60" mixed media on canvas



roderick coles kasonik blue fog horizon cloud blur

This is a new piece that I just finished and framed (silver).  
Untitled, 2017, acrylic on hardboard,  35 x 35" (sold)

(photographed with some snazzy pieces from The Curious Orange Store)



Im trying to find places to take pictures of my work in my new pad, and it's a leeetle tricky.  Fortunately I found this snazzy bookcase above M's bed that has nice light.  UNfortunately, it's the only spot I have, sooooo you might be seeing a lot of bookcase.

the 2 blues have just been recently reframed and I'm very pleased with the result. 


swirl it

abby kasonik mixed media chalk watercolor ink

This is a new piece I just finished today... the first one made in our new house. 
I don't yet have a studio to take snazzy photos in, so I'm working with what's here.  

25.5 x 33", mixed media on paper, 2017 (sold)


The Women's Initiative

This year, the Women's Initiative had a big group of regional artists donate work, and 
I'm happy to say the auction brought $23,000.00 to help women in need.
Good job ladies! 

This is the piece I donated.  (20 x 20" ink on Yupo paper) I think it found a good home.  



Cyanotypes1-3, 28.5 x 21.5" (two in birch frames, one in white), 2017, $800.00/each
One more white to come....

cyanotype blue cloud

cyanotype, blue , cloud

cloud landscape blue cyanotype



Green (closer closer closer)

Another new mixed media drawing.  This one has gone to Scarpa

Green, 25.5 x 33" framed, 2017, mixed media on paper, $1500 (sold)


a pair of drawings

25 x 33"






color study in blue

blue, ink on yupo, 20 x 20", $1200



ink watercolor paint indigo abby kasonik

ink, watercolor, paint, 


the stuff between

25.5 x 33" each


duck duck GOOSE!

Christmas is coming, is your goose getting fat? My goose isn't fat, but she was up half the night making everybody within earshot tired.  Oh well, goslings are like that I guess.

So, Christmas IS coming, and this year I am prepared.  Every year I'm asked about small work for Xmas gifts, and for once, I can say yes.  YES, I have six watercolor and pencil paintings in silver frames.  They are aprox 25 x 33 x 1", and the watercolors are floated on a bright white mat.  There are 2 pinks, 2 greens, and 2 yet to be determined... possibly gray.  I think they are lovely and would make a great gift.  

Get you one.  

(more photos to come)


Blue View

These are a series of cyanotypes made by folding paper and letting the sun, and the shadows from the paper, create imaginary landscapes.  Some look like the ocean, or a tornado just about to touch down, and some like icebergs, or deserts.   There are 30 in this piece, to be framed in silver.  Approximately 36 x 48"

watercolor and pencil

I'm working on some new things... small papery things, things easily handled and things that can be done in a basement if necessary.  I'm thinking about my upcoming move, and the time I will be without a studio.  It seemed like a good idea to get into the groove with some projects that I could work on while the new studio was being built.  Here are a couple of my favorites.  Both are on 22 x 30" paper.


abby kasonik, painting, blue, indigo, rain, turquoise  turquoise, horizon, mood, atmosphere, painting
It's always nice when a painting finds the perfect home.  
This one ended up in Richmond, Virginia, 
bought it to celebrate the birth of a first child.  

What an honor.


Open Sesame!

I have some new work... and I thought it was about time for an Open Studio.

I don't think many people got to see my pretty pink painting in person before it went to Charleston, so that one, and a mysterious deep blue one will be on display.

Also, we are moving... so this might be the last Open Studio in this spot.
So come out, look at some art, eat a snack, and help me celebrate 18 years in charming Earlysville.  


patterns for new eyes

what do you think children want to see... what do their eyes want to see? there are lots of new eyes in my family, and i find myself wondering about what kind of pattern and color is most engaging. i know babies are supposed to like bright, primary and uninterrupted shapes... but when they are toddlers, what then, when they eyes have built up a little muscle?

I was reading a few years ago about someone gaining vision and learning to see for the first time.  I don't remember a lot of the details, but what struck me was depth perception, and how hard it was to learn that the view; the sky, the desk, the lamp, the balloon, weren't all within reach like the page in a book, but instead took up room in space, at various distances from your eye.




the details are: 
50 x 55"(framed), acrylic on hardboard, 2016

photo by stacey evans

abby kasonik, painting, indigo, blue, edges, water, abstract

photo by  Patricia Lyons