What is your background?
I'm a self-taught artist and have been creating for many years. I started with a traditional Chinese watercolor set when I was 10 and from then on I couldn't stop. I've tried many mediums but my current favorite is acrylic.
What does your work aim to say?
Life is one big beautiful mess and we might as well embrace it. With so much "perfection" everywhere it's hard to feel like anything is good enough. I want my art to convey beauty in the ordinary, to spark curiosity with exaggerated colors, and to inspire people to look deeper and see things with a new perspective.
My artwork is inspired by the people, places, and color around me. It leaves a lot up to the imagination, preferring to capture the feeling of a piece with bold brushstrokes and bright colors rather than the actual subject itself. I seek to blend each of these things together on canvas to create an imaginative piece full of life.
What are the advantages to being a female in the art world:
We see things much differently and we have the ability to look beyond an object or thing and see the depths of beauty inside. I feel like this gives us a creative edge that is unique to our gender.
How do you want to be perceived in the art world?
I want to be seen as a raw, unfiltered, down to earth artist. One that speaks out about the struggles and the joys of being a professional artist. I paint with exaggerated, vibrant colors in a very loose style. I believe that art is about finding perspective rather than painting "perfection".
Madison - USA