Modern Minimalism

Greetings Friends,

I’ve developed a newfound interest in minimalist art. I’m not sure what sparked it — maybe a need for peace and calm as we head into winter and fall, the quieter and more contemplative seasons of the year.

Minimalist paintings align with my desire for a simpler life — less busyness, less insignificant stuff, deeper connections, more meaning. They’re stripped down to the basic elements of color and line, with limited imagery and very little contrast. You have to look deeply to really see this work.

The subtle forms hidden in these pieces invoke questions about secrecy — what is veiled and what are we not seeing?

The paintings below are the first three pieces in my minimalist series. Click on the images for more information about the work.

Cassandra Tondro minimalist art

“Hidden,” 20 x 20 inches, mixed media on canvas

Cassandra Tondro minimalist art

“Invisible,” 24 x 24 inches, mixed media on canvas

Cassandra Tondro minimalist art

“Imago,” 30 x 24 inches, mixed media on canvas

These paintings remind me of the feeling of being invisible — not seen, not heard, not understood. Something we have probably all experienced at times.

Where do you feel invisible? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.

With love and appreciation,



  1. Mysterious, lovely, deep, penetrating …
    Well done….emotional….
    Gratitude for the generosity of sharing your processes…

    1. Hi Lorine. Minimalism is a type of abstract art where the work is reduced down to the bare essentials — usually just color, simple shapes and lines. New Age refers to a spiritual movement.

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