Soul Nourishing Art

Looking for art
that inspires?

Welcome to my world of meaningful color.

I take abstract ideas and make them tangible, instead abstracting tangible things (which is what many people think abstract art is about).

I paint with passionate creativity, effervescent joy, and deep soulfulness. 

I hope my vibrant art can brighten your days.

  • Polly Castor artist, Polly Castor
  • Polly Castor artist, Polly Castor, Polly Castor pastel


“Polly, I could recognize your exhuberent and colorful work anywhere. These are great! Each one is different, you have explored broadly, but each has the lively patterning and bright color that is so YOU.”   Jane Davies

Small Abstract Works


Polly’s Recent Paintings

“Helen Frankenthaler’s work is interesting, but I like Polly’s abstracts better.” – J. Mita


Ready for a vibrant new phone case? 

What about a fun puzzle, beautiful cards, or accent pillow?

You can also get prints in any size, with a wide choice of mounting and/or framing.

Favorite Materials

Plein Air Landscapes

“Plein air” simply means it was painted outside, from life, on location. The term comes from the 19th century in France, when the impressionists such as Monet, Renoir, Pissarro, Cezanne, and Van Gogh, started taking the newly available paint tubes out into the field to paint in the open air.

It’s both fun and challenging to paint out in the changing light, with the sounds and smells augmenting the experience. I’ve enjoyed painting en plein air my whole life, letting nature pass through me out onto the page.

I hope these paintings give you the feeling of what it’s like to be in these lovely places.

  • Polly Castor artist, plein air painting, pleine air pastel

Sketchbooks & Artist’s Journals

Polly Castor


My daily blog is a behind-the-scenes look at my life as an artist, highlighting my mindfully orginial approach.

I’ve blogged every day for over 15 years.

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves.

You can subscribe to the blog, and get an email every morning, or choose to get a weekly round-up instead.

Follow Polly On Instagram