About the Artist
SURREAL PAINTINGS | FINE ART PRINTS & ORIGINAL PAINTINGS | HAND PAINTED SKATEDECKS | ART COMMISSIONS
ABOUT THE WORK
AK Organic Abstracts features the original acrylic surreal paintings and mixed media works by artist AK Westerman. Her work is characterized by fantastic scenes and characters that mingle organic and mechanical elements in vivid color and intricate detail. Westerman works in a variety of mediums including watercolor, oil, acrylic, clay, wood burning (pyrography), pencil, ink and pastel. However her focus is on acrylics and pyrography, and combining the two to create intricately intertwined compositions mixing the two mediums for depth and texture. She works mostly with wood panel, the 1.5" or 2" deep edges (or 'cradle') of the panels wood burned in unique patterns designed to accent the piece and act as a built in frame. This meticulous detail sets her work apart.
THE WORK | Fantasy & Surrealism That Engage
While every piece is derived from her own personal narrative, AK always attempts to include some ambiguity, allowing the viewer to fill in pieces of the story according to their own unique perspective. She enjoys working on a large scale, as she believes it creates an almost ‘epic’ feel for the viewer, allowing them to lose themselves in the minute details. The term ‘organic’ is an apt description for both her creative process and her choice of subject matter, as she prefers to let the work take on a life of its own and her subconscious express itself freely and fluidly without preconceptions. AK's work can be described as fantasy, steampunk, and pop surrealism.
AK has exhibited in galleries throughout the United States including Colorado, California, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas.
The shop often features original paintings for sale on quality birch wood American Easel 1.5 or 2 inch deep cradled panels, ready to hang. These are truly one of a kind pieces that can't be found anywhere else. Each piece uses quality acrylic paints and other mediums, as well as archival finishes that ensure the longevity of your new artwork. | Shop Original Paintings |
Can't take home an original? Many works are available as digital photographic prints on Kodak Endura paper, glossy, lustre, matte or metallic finish, printed by a professional printing company and shipped directly to your door. Giclee prints are also available in matte or Somserset velvet finish. Each art print is ready to mat and frame to suit your decor. Just select a size and finish! | Shop Prints |
CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE - Whether you're looking for a book to record your innermost personal thoughts in, or just somewhere you can jot down your appointments and important phone numbers, everybody needs a sturdy journal. These 6.25" x 8.25" journals with high-quality, matte laminated cover contain 80 college ruled pages (160 pages front and back) and feature original artwork by AKOA.
Looking for something truly different? Consider a hand painted custom skatedeck! Each deck is made from quality Canadian Maple, and designs are created using pyrography, (Wood burning), acrylic paint and inks, and completed with archival finishes. To be used as decor only! | Email AKOA |
Don't see what you're looking for? Consider commissioning a unique piece to call your own. | Email AKOA |