About erin kaya

Chicago's Make it Better Artist of 2018!

Abstract Artist in love with working with paint! Oil and acrylic on canvas, marbling, and photography. I'm a free spirit who loves to dream, who wants the unreachable. 

I've been painting and drawing my entire life. Traveling throughout Europe, Turkey, Israel, and Africa for three years, I was introduced to and experienced their cultured and artistic methods.

Painting and creating are my therapy, my passion, a piece of my soul.  I can't always say how I feel but I try to express it through my work.  Painting is a way to let me stop analyzing or stressing. Just relax and release my inner thoughts.  Everyday objects intrigue me, looking beyond the form and seeing the abstract.  My favorite paintings are always the ones I don't remember painting, I'm someplace else.

Marbling is a technique I learned while in Turkey. It is the art of creating colorful patterns and designs by sprinkling and brushing pigments on a pan of oily water. In the days of the Ottoman Empire artists would dip paper and fabric into the water but I have taken this technique to a new modern level and photograph the water to capture the movement, depth, and texture.

When you see my work up close, I want you to see the paint moving, the details of the strokes, the layers of paint and then back away from the piece to see a new world. A place you may like to visit, an amazing world you see when looking down out of an airplane.