"Ahh, quiet blue vistas. This is the elegant work of Seattle based artist Mya Kerner. Not only are these oil paintings poetic, but so are her words about this work:
“When I look out into the landscape, I see scratched lines breaking through the slopes, while flecks of white dapple on eroded surfaces, recalling their winter dress, recalling cooler seasons.” ~ Mya Kerner
Sigh. Now I need mittens and a hot chocolate with whipped cream.
"The art you chose for this space is really something special. I feel like I lucked out with the art. It's often hard to find the perfect pieces, and clients don't always want to make the investment. The artwork I used here is from local artists Noël Fountain and Mya Kerner. Noël's painting above the buffet brings in a richness of color and texture, while Mya's cast-iron wall sculpture highlights the fireplace and injects geometry into the space. I had originally borrowed the pieces from both artists, but once they were in place, the clients couldn't resist making them permanent! . . . . "
"Perhaps even more humble than Tomlinson’s faux-paper is Mya Kerner’s tiny creation “A Romanticization.” A minute splinter from an old log rests on a pedestal, and from its top rises a little plantlike sprout molded in bronze. While this little sprig is a testament to nature’s beauty and tenacity, it is also quite encouraging to the individual facing adversity or impediments."
"Kerner's placid landscapes are perfectly placed shadows and highlights built upon a foundation of quick and deliberate contour lines. The result is a beautifully constructed record of time."
“Haunting paintings by Seattle based artist Mya Kerner that seem like fading memories of beautiful views long gone. Dissolved by time, perhaps? Or maybe they’re wishes coming to, slowly forming in front of us yet still so far off.”
"To tie the living room together, Dirkse suggested [...] a cast-iron sculpture by Mya Kerner above the fireplace, [...] Dirkse initially borrowed them for a test hang. Once they saw the pieces in their space, Wagher says, their value was undeniable. “We fell in love with them and had to have them,” Davis says. “We love to pick out art, and we want to work with local artists.”
"In between images of the personal artwork uploaded to Mya Kerner’s Tumblr page, you’ll find thought-provoking quotes from luminaries like Pablo Neruda and Henry David Thoreau. It makes sense, really, in that her own work is a form of poetic expression in itself. Whether it be purposefully scorched pieces of wood or texturized, frothy paintings of water like the ones seen above, Kerner engages in a dialogue with life and nature. As viewers, we just get to reap the benefits of that conversation."
— 2013 REVIEW BY JENNY BAHN
" I love all of the negative space, and the subtle detail that keeps them from being too simple. I feel like they take me somewhere different every time I look at them.
I'm a bit of a control freak (*cough*), so commissioning a piece of art was a scary business. But oh, how [Mya] exceeded expectations! You know it's right when the piece looks like it was always meant to be there."
— BECKI SINGER // SAN FRANCISO, CA
"It's the most calming and just restorative piece I own. I keep it in my bedroom because it just instantly relaxes my muscles and brain I love it so much!"
— DESIREE' HOLLAR // WASHINGTON, D.C.
"We fell in love with them and had to have them."
— LESCHI RESIDENCe // SEATTLE, WA
"Our bedroom wall was painted blue before I knew of your work. When I found you on Instagram, I knew that something from this series of your work is what I wanted. My husband loved them too and after months of talking about it we went to Plank and Grain and chose which ones to take home with us. We couldn't be happier with them."