When creating my abstract paintings, I am inspired by the essence of the creative process. I like to create compositions of color, some predictable and others unpredictable, with layers of acrylic ink, collage, acrylic paint and finishing with oil paint. Depending on the memory or experience I am creating, I collage paper with patterns, quotes, music sheets, or poems. For me, the joy of painting is to watch the abstract emerge into something that evolves from the process. The canvas becomes a contemplative transformation of colors, drips, and marks. The final goal for the finished product is the painting will create an emotional connection for someone.
Photo by Nathaniel Lynde
As a child, Casey Wakefield grew up in a small Midwestern town in central Illinois as the only child until the age of 10. To entertain herself, she spent most of her time drawing, coloring, and competing in sports. She went onto Illinois State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Wakefield is an abstract artist who creates color impressions. She captures the essence of experiences, moments, and memories in unique and spontaneous color patterns. Her depictions express a contemplative and genuine transformation of colors, drips, and marks onto the canvas with mixed media and oil that develop into individual layers and depth within each piece of art. When viewing Casey’s abstract paintings, you will see and feel an inner working that has traveled onto canvas.
The artist has studied classical painting at the Milan Art Institute where she discovered her passion for color and applying layers of paint and letting the process determine the outcome. Casey lives in the Phoenix, Arizona area with her husband Fred, three children, two dogs, and tortoise.
Photo by Meghann Woods Photography