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14 Abstract Painters to Follow on Instagram

by Sofia Tuovinen

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Lately I’ve found myself drawn to abstract art, as it feels like such a boundless territory. The painter Arshile Gorky once said “Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes.” It’s such a wonderful way of describing how abstract art has the power to inspire our individual curiosities and the reaches of our imaginations. When looking at something abstract, we’re free to see anything we want. Abstract art becomes full of opportunities, not only for the artist but for the viewer too.

Instagram and other social media venues have given us the opportunity to be inspired by artists from all over the world who share a bit of themselves through their work. Receiving a daily dose of art in my feed has grown my interest in various art forms, and a few weeks ago it even inspired me to make an attempt at painting, something I had never tried before! The wonderful Instagram feeds of these 14 abstract painters have sparked my imagination. I hope you’ll enjoy them too! — Sofia

Image above: “Deep Blue Something” is Samantha Louise Marett’s collection of paintings that draw inspiration from the ocean and nature’s neutral tones. A portion of all proceeds of this collection will be donated to the San Diego LGBT Community Center.  Instagram: @samanthalouisedesigns

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Aliki’s spontaneous and colorful paintings are inspired by nature, interiors and fashion. Instagram: @aliki.k

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Carolina Grunér-Ashcroft’s soft pink paintings exude a peaceful and dreamy feel. Instagram: @carolinagruner

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Translucent layers of color and the texture of different brush marks make Rachel Kiser Smith’s work calming and invigorating at the same time. Instagram: @rachelkisersmith

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Saba Tadele’s paintings allude to the beauty of minimalism and bold contrast. Instagram: @sabatadele

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Amy Wright’s abstract pieces are influenced by “botanic materials and shifting landscapes.” Her color palette is filled with various earthy tints and shades, including dusty green and soft terracotta. Instagram: @amywrightstudio

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Gorgeous colors flow into each other in Jen Tumiati’s paintings, instilling a sense of vibrance and movement. Instagram: @jentumiati_artist

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Organic shapes, the sky and elements of nature are some of Allison’s inspirations. Her layered mixed media paintings are beautifully textured, and feature a range of inspiring color palettes. Instagram: @helloallisonart

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Adriana Rodriguez’s uses bold shapes and layered color combinations that make her paintings feel full of life. Instagram: @roguesandpark

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Anna Franklin uses painting knives to create pieces with wonderful layered effects and juicy colors. Instagram: @annafranklinart

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Laura Wood is the artist behind the unique paintings that play with the perception of light and reflection. The soft focus blur in her art feels calm, quiet and beautifully mysterious. Instagram: @laurawood.ca

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Niki Zarrabi’s has created a series of stunning oil paintings on custom wooden panels. Instagram: @nikizarrabi

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Rina Patel’s abstract paintings are full of energy and movement, and her way of interpreting what she sees, hears and feels. Instagram: @rinapatelartist

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With vibrant colors and exciting techniques, Vivi Mar’s art exudes a fun and playful feel with a tropical twist. Instagram: @viviamar_art

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