March 2022: Abstract Artist 2022

abstract artist 2022

Hello & welcome to my creative journal where I document my work and life as an abstract artist 2022.

On my website, you will find my most recent portfolio of work which includes original abstract paintings, fine art prints & abstract paintings on paper. You will also find my creative journal which gives insights into my work, painting process & what its like to be an abstract artist 2022.

I record weekly live studio updates from my studio at Delta House Studios in London, UK each Wednesday at 6 pm on my Instagram account. These updates showcase new work and guide you through the making process from beginning to end. You can find previous updates through scrolling through my creative journal or if you prefer Instagram you can find them in my highlights. This is a great way to learn about your painting!

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This is where you find highlights on my Instagram account

I began doing studio updates during the Covid pandemic as it was the only way I could reach people and continue to sell my work. These have now turned into an integral part of my work week and have allowed me to connect with art collectors around the world which has been a fantastic experience.

Background to my Live Studio Updates: 

When Covid-19 arrived in the UK all of my upcoming exhibitions, art fairs and arts facilitation roles were either cancelled or postponed. If Covid has taught me anything it’s the importance of proactivity and self-resilience. If I had no way to physically show my paintings then I had to work out an alternative. I had a small online presence through my website and Instagram account but wasn’t very sure how to use either. However, I saw these platforms as a way to keep my work moving during the pandemic and to get my paintings seen. 

I did an overhaul of my website (ongoing!), began to be more active on my Instagram and started a YouTube channel. I began speaking live every Wednesday from my studio about what was happening, what work I was making, the ethos of my painting practice and all the realities of life as an artist. This was one of the hardest things to do however, this practice each Wednesday has proved to be one of the best decisions I’ve made over the last year or so- yae! 

Building Virtual Art Relationships 

Through chatting and sharing directly from my art studio I’ve connected with first-time art buyers as well as seasoned art collectors around the world. I’ve had lots of positive feedback but the main thing I keep hearing is it’s great to see what goes into making a painting rather than just buying the finished artwork. 

I share the materials I use, why I use them, painting techniques and how I build a painting. Also because abstraction can sometimes be viewed as an inaccessible area of art people tell me they’ve enjoyed learning about this genre as I also share artists who have influenced my work and any exhibitions I go to (when I can!) 

I love that people can now buy my original abstract paintings online direct from me while building a virtual art relationship. As these videos have become an integral part of what I do, I’ve decided to start sharing them on my website in my creative journal posts as it opens up my work to you. If you can’t come and visit me at an exhibition or in my painting studio at least now you can see & hear all about what I’m making and how I’m making it! 

If you have any questions or comments, please do get in touch as it’s always a pleasure to hear from people interested in my paintings. Sign up to my newsletter (via website) for sporadic updates, preview access to new paintings, free shipping & a few nice surprises in between – let’s start a conversation! Many thanks, Aisling

Aisling Drennan is an award-winning abstract artist with a London, UK-based art studio.

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