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Meet Kahala Michelle of Abstractlover in Downtown LA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kahala Michelle.

Kahala, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
At an early age I demonstrated love for art. My parents supported my notable skills with all the tools I needed to draw at home. I was able to sketch with just looking at any image and recreating it with ease. In my school days I went to art classes and enjoyed learning all art mediums. Fast forward; life and adulthood took its course and soon, art became a second priority then it became non-existent. A mundane routine of work took over its course which in turn caused me to forget about doing art. All I had was wishes that I would just take the time to put myself first again and draw.

In 2012 after moving back to Los Angeles from Houston years later I experienced a few traumatic events and as a coping mechanism I would listen to music and read magazines as a way to distress. One day I decided to cut out some images from one of the copies I was reading put it on paper and this was when I became back in love with art and loved the idea of doing paper abstract art.

For many years it was just a fun hobby to make small pieces for friends and family then in 2016 I created an abstract piece for Nicole Murphy called “Smize” and Michael Strahan called “Giant” which gained a lot traction and others wanting images done for themselves. Now I receives fun commissioned pieces where I can let my mind run free on creating images on paper canvases. I have gained the title ‘queen of paper art’ by some fans. My social media handle: ‘abstract lover’ is exactly that, I love abstract art and it’s my FAVORITE!

My art medium is 100% paper! I use only magazines, newspapers or colored paper to create images. If you take a look at all my art I focus on love, hearts and hidden messages. Also, I incorporate a story-line and/or music so you can enjoy the process from start to finish with each piece.

Has it been a smooth road?
I personally feel like the conditions have been acceptable. Being that I use only paper I have a new avenue of art medium that isn’t quite showcased at art shows. The most beneficial way that cities can help is by creative more art shows, events or locations that will allow other artists to learn about upcoming art shows etc.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Work from home doing my artwork!


  • $400 for each original piece available

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Kahala Michelle

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