We want to introduce you to Austin, Texas based abstract artist, Arielle Austin. Her art can be described as “emotional, soulful and truthful”. Scroll down to get to know Arielle more and see some of her original abstract art.
Austin Texas Abstract Artist Arielle Austin
How would you describe your artistic style?
What’s the main inspiration for your art?
Simply living life has influenced and shaped my art. The relationship with God/my Creator, the joys and the pains of being in relationship with others, heartache, disappointment, healing, the evolving relationship and grace toward myself. The ebb and flow of life is what I bring to my paintings. Additionally, seeing organic shapes in nature and music all carry future paintings if one is willing to look for it. I’ve also really enjoyed taking in the artwork of Joan Mitchell and Sam Gilliam. There’s a bright, boldness to their paintings, as well as a sense of fearlessness-or at least an ability to move onward in spite of fear. I’ve always admired that.
I’d love for the viewer to gain a new perspective – of the world around them, or themselves. A sense of both courage and peace. A sense of confrontation laced with grace and comfort. Those are a few things I’d like others to walk away from my art with.
Why abstract art and not other mediums? Have you always created abstract art or did you start out creating other styles?
Thankfully I had the opportunity to try a lot of different artistic mediums growing up, and especially in college (collage, photography, design, watercolor, etc). When I began sharing my art post-grad I was painting abstractly, as well as figures of women, mixed media paintings with dried flowers. I eventually settled on sticking with Abstraction because it was able to say all the things I didn’t quite have words for. And, depending on the viewer, it can speak in ways that are beyond our own comprehension.
Did you always know you’d be an artist or how has your art journey progressed?
I’ve always leaned toward the arts, from creative writing to visual art. From my teenage years through college I had my heart set on either writing for or designing magazines, but I eventually found my way back to painting because there was both a tactile nature and emotional aspect that made my heart skip a beat.
What’s your most fulfilling and enjoyable experience as an artist so far?
Knowing that in choosing to walk out this calling has also inspired others to do the same in their own life (whatever path that may be), has been really humbling and wonderful.
What do you love most about abstract art?
What I love most about abstract art is the way in which it can stir great emotion within the viewer and how it can become a mirror to the one staring back at it.
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