kaylaking-bio

So who am I?

I hold many titles. Artist. Mother. Wife. Friend. Creative.

I am an abstract painter living and working in Arroyo Grande, where I grew up. With the sea at my doorstep, my work is largely influenced by water: the motion, the energy, and the sound all playing a large role what is translated to the finished piece.

Stories are told in overlapping layers, marks, illustration, and paper collage, creating a visual language that seeks to express a moment or memory suspended in time. I paint to remember. 

I live with my husband and son, our two dachshunds, and our eight chickens. My work is created in my backyard studio underneath a giant oak tree and within earshot of my son's laughter.

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On My Bucket List

 
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These are a few of my favorite things...

 

THE SMELL OF WET CONCRETE AFTER A RAIN

THICK CREMA ON THE TOP OF AN ESPRESSO

THE SOUND OF MY SON LAUGHING

A MID-AFTERNOON SHOWER

A WARM TOMATO EATEN OFF THE VINE

GETTING LOST IN A FOREIGN CITY

BRAND NEW ART SUPPLIES

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS