During 2014, Shanalee Hampton experienced a number of shifts in her life that changed the way she thought about embroidery, it’s place in the art world and it’s use as a tool of protest. She likes to say she draws with thread, making work inspired by current events, other art, the people in her life and the magic of the surrounding world.
Kayt Luree is Portland based mural and illustration artist. Her work includes the combination of street-style mixed with nature. Her current medium is mainly watercolor and pen, with a dabble in the use of blood. Her main drive in the art scene is to promote body positivity, strength, and human connection. Her motto is, "To be true to one's self is the only way to gain completeness in one's mind, body, and soul. From there, you will only flourish."
Megan Krzmarzick is a visual artist, writer, and 2x cancer survivor living and working in Portland, Oregon. Her bold and dramatic use of color and texture gives form to feeling, capturing deep and resonate emotion and energy, exploring themes of creative identity and healing. She is the author of a hand-painted poetry zine “Running Away from Home," a small press publication carried at Powell’s Books. Megan has shown her work at Presso, Backtalk PDX, Blackbird Wine Shop, and most recently at Blanc Space in Portland as part of a multi-disciplinary show on identity, as a performer at the Future Prairie Queer Variety Show, and at Swift Creative Agency. She leads workshops and writes about womxn artists around the world on her online magazine, Art Baby.
Forged from wood, stone, and bone ‘Deep Cut Designs” is the work of designer Allison Leigh. Bringing understated functionality to the way we keep our most precious things, ‘Deep Cut Designs’ is a woodcraft brand that produces boxes, wall hangings, tea trays, shelves, and assorted specialty items. Working gemstone inlays, an alchemy of symbolism, and seamless geometric patterning into the fabrication of materials, ‘Deep Cut Designs’ offers a unique inventory of pieces that are crafted with individual love and meant to fit perfectly into your home.
Painter of Zombies and the Disturbed. Or Disturbed Zombie Painter… I forget which. These figures are contradictions, beautiful and grotesque at the same time. They float through their worlds driven by craving, vanity, and addiction, caught in moments of stiff poses and comedic indulgence. They put themselves on display for the world as their bodies and minds slowly decay. This is how I see myself and most everyone around me. We are the Dead Living, but we sure do look good.
Born in 1984 and raised on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2009. Since then, I’ve exhibited nationally numerous times with 3 solo and many more group shows. In 2015 I relocated to my new home in Portland, Oregon, where I am currently exploring strange themes of sexual augmentation and female identity in a chaotic and alien landscape.
Brooke Walker-Knoblich learned to paint with oils in France and Italy. Her vision merges a love of classical realism aesthetics with vibrant colors and contemporary alla prima brushwork. Brooke recently moved to Portland to pursue her career as a full-time professional artist. She teaches oil painting classes from her studio in SE Portland and creates custom paintings for collectors nationwide.
Emily Quintero is a freelance artist living in Portland, OR. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013, and practices her art personally and professionally. Quintero has illustrated a children's book, zines, magazines, posters, poetry books, tools for child learning, murals, her motorcycle, and much more. She has co-founded a t-shirt company and works in various degrees of illustration, while continually painting as a personal necessity and exploration of the human condition.
Danny Sauce is a Chicana artist born and raised in the Bay Area. From a young age, Danny used art as an outlet to express her creativity and emotions. Raised in a small town mainly populated by Mexican-Americans, she is heavily influenced by Mexican art and culture. Using a mixture of mediums she depicts alluring women, putting her own twist and femininity on traditional Chicano art.
Michelle Lepe, aka Photo Bruja, is a self-taught Mexican photographer based in Portland. Her photography journey began in a search to fill a creative void and she quickly discovered that photography sparked a passion she'd long been searching for. Her favorites subjects to shoot are live music and portraits, but her true love is shooting women - especially women of color. Her collection of work showcases a wide variety of women and a diverse expression of sexuality all encapsulated in dark, moody tones. She focuses on helping women in expressing their true selves in front of her lens, dismantling beauty standards, and capturing the magic that’s inside of them.
Savina Monet enjoys the process of destruction and creation by shredding some of your favorite magazines in the name of art. Hailing from the strange sister city of Seattle, Savina is a self-taught digital and analog collage artist creating pieces that demystify cannabis and its effects. When she isn't working on her collage pieces, Savina works as a graphic designer for the cannabis industry creating packaging and branding for female- and diverse-owned businesses.
Haley Jensen chooses to create artwork like a shaman lives life, by “walking between the worlds”. She seeks to build bridges between the realms of emotional experience, dreamscape and reality. With surreal 35mm film photography, she weaves the light and dark, conscious and unconscious, visible and invisible. Her experience as a cancer survivor has deeply inspired her to bring forth artwork that lowers the veil. Through her creations she explores questions like Who are we to exist in this world? What does it mean to exist in a conscious physical body? How does that feel? What is a soul? Where does the magic lie?
Hyun Jung Jung is a Korean textiles artist and a designer currently based in Portland, Oregon. With great interest in Pop culture, she continuously attempts to create textiles that people from different background can easily relate and respond to. Subjects that she has explored include fast-food, brand logos, toys, arcade games, cartoon characters, social media, and etc. These topics allow her to create pieces that are very personal to her, yet relatable to her generation. She conveys her ideas by mixing familiar imageries from pop culture with her own interpretation of colors, materials. patterns, shapes, and structures. She plans to continue creating works that capture the generation that she lives, and to fuel dialogues
I love to work with various types of materials. My current focus is painting with gouache and acrylic although from time to time I detour into using cut paper and polymer clay. With my work I like to create fun and interesting characters interacting with the world around them.
Originally from the East Bay California with a few pit stops in between, Seattle and Chicago , I am now happy to call Portland my forever home.
Both is a multimedia artist who uses a wide array of materials for her projects, ranging from acrylic paints and charcoal to photography and sculptural media. Her works are often inspired by feminism, witchcraft, and everything offbeat.
Matriarch. Mixed media artist. Civilian naturalist. Adhesive art enthusiast. Maker of all sorts of things, and worshipper of dirt.
A little lady transplanted over a decade ago to the rainy Pacific Northwest, from the arid prairies of Eastern Montana.
She works mainly in ink and watercolor, sometimes venturing into the realms of digital art and occasionally large canvas pieces in acrylic. Exploring themes of nature, mysticism and sociology; she’ll often toe the line between (hu)man and beast in her character illustrations and try to inject humor when possible.
Bob’s intention with her work is to portray the human body in its highest level of humanity. She finds that through her forms, related or unrelated to the human body, some degree of her own persona or character is present. If not herself, her pieces have also been known to reflect those who inspired her, or who they were made for or created after.
Antlers, compound eyes, swanlike necks, and long sweeping hair are elements that often dominate the work of Ukrainian American street artist Kitska.
Originally from the East Coast, she now calls Portland her home. Kitska has spent her life learning fine art techniques and studying art history. It wasn't until 2015 after a chance encounter with a street artist known as Skam that she got involved in the world of public art.
Now, three years later Kitska continues to grow through street art and has flourished artistically due to the unyielding support and kindness of her peers.
All of Kitska's work is a reflection of what she sees in her subconscious combined with the aesthetic influences of the Ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Byzantine iconography that surrounded her in her youth. The humanoid beings and various creatures that manifest themselves in her dreams eventually found their way into her art and have become an obsession.
“It’s Complicated” is a series of self-portraits I started in 2017, in response to my changing identity and discovering who I was. I had just taken my first women’s study class, and began a journey looking through history at the forgotten art made by women. I discovered so many amazing artists that the historical cannon chose to eliminate. At the same time, I was trying to understand my own new identity as a feminist, mother, and woman. I began to see myself as worth something and to value my time and skills. These paintings helped me move from the objectifying and capitalistic mindset, to an active whole person view of myself. I created the series showing my identity in many facets, emotions, and thoughts. Each portrait of my skin a different color, to evoke an emotion that was shown in my facial expression. Through this series I have discovered I must still laugh despite the oppressing injustices I see every day.
Tatum Howlett is currently an animation student at PNCA. She enjoys making short comics and illustrations that juxtapose the grotesque with sincere emotion and humor. Dream logic, escapism, and subtle nihilism are all themes that influence her work. In her spare time, Tatum loves watching horror movies, making grilled cheese, and playing with her dog, Murphy.
I create as a way of quieting my mind and as a way of escaping all the crazy. I create images where i feel safe, where i feel vulnerable. The process of creating my work helps me moves through the challenges in my life. I use it as a coping mechanism for my mental illnesses. On that note id like to put a piece of writing into my bio that might let you peek into my head.
I looked into the mirror and I had no mouth. She had me face but no mouth. We traced fingers like a dance but could not speak. We looked into each others eyes and I got lost. I tried to move. I was tethered. She wouldn't let go.
Kay Sims lives and creates her work in Portland, Oregon. Much of her work is inspired by found objects, old tools, scrap metal, and perfectly rusted treasures that she finds. She uses a hand held plasma cutting torch to cut out her drawings from metal and welds them into wall hanging pieces and sculptures. Kay first fell in love with the magic of welding in art school in 2005. After she dropped out of art school, she worked in the welding industry for seven years building train cars, ocean-going barges, and structural steel buildings. She uses her experience in industrial welding combined with an overactive imagination to create her metal art pieces. Kay and her partner Kasey started their own artistically focused welding and fabrication business in 2018 which they both work at full time. They create custom pieces for their clients' homes and businesses and sell their artwork at art fairs and galleries all around the Portland area.
Amira is a tiny woodland MerFaerie from the coasts of Southeast Alaska. She is passionately inspired by dance and viual art. Her work is recognized by the rich elements of color, sensuality, and playfulness. As a dancer she specializes in Tribal Fusion Belly Dance, Contortion and Aerial Hoop.
Lynsey Douglas is an Oregon raised, Portland based visual artist. She graduated from Pacific NW College of Art, featuring a thesis of nude self portraiture. These paintings delved into the abstract meaning of classical ideas of beauty in a contemporary time. Since graduating she has turned her focus to drawing and painting animals. Beginning at a young age lynsey has felt a kinship with certain animals. In her adulthood she has realized that other people have a similar connection. She uses her art to help people honor the connection with their furry loved ones, and she hopes to bring more joy to people’s lives through her art.
I’m Manda Borealis, a Portland-based feminist artist. I am fascinated by the tango of feminine and masculine energies, and how it impacts the modern realms of love and abuse; within relationships with others and ourselves. Through painting and illustration, I explore my personal experiences within these realms by showcasing the balance of the dark and the light.
Based out of Portland, OR. My main medium is in Watercolor painting. I also work with sunprints, ceramics, and mixed media techniques. I am inspired by the natural world and the use of nature to create ritual. My watercolors were a part of the Siren Nation group show Fall of 2018, I have also shown work at the Ren Clinic and at The Art Gym.
Molly Hannan Scott is a 26 year old artist and writer native to Marin and living in Sonoma County. She was and raised in Novato, CA by her mother and grandmother who always supported and fostered her creativity. She has been practicing various art mediums since elementary school and found solace in creative expression. Although she plans on pursuing a career in Social Justice, she still dedicates time to her creative passions of music, art, and writing. Her art often celebrates and centers around female subjects because to her womxn embody strength, resilience, magic, and creation.
With a focus on femme absurd expression, Daddy, or Blu Lilith, is a disabled artist that explores many different creative forms, including analog collage, digital design, wood art, and street art. The artists gives credit and many thanks for the support and inspiration they receive from fellow creatives within the Portland art community. Daddy hopes to learn many different creative mediums and expressions from the diverse people within the local art community, so that they may be able to teach others to create without boundaries. The artist believes that every one can create, but not everyone has access to a community that openly offers support, knowledge, and resources. They hope to do everything they can to change that. Daddy's artistic intention is to create art, to cultivate creativity in others, and to live as art.
Gold is a local trans nonbinary artist who uses acrylic to create multilayered paintings. Money from paintings sold will go to fellow local and trans boy Cairo Ven Levias to help him pay for top surgery. Please support him and show him some love.
Erika Galt is a multi-media artist residing in Portland, Oregon. She has been interested in art since she was young, and majored in painting for much of her undergraduate studies. Aside from art, she is also currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Cultural Anthropology at Portland State University. Her work reflects different cultural and social issues through an abstract lens. Erika also pulls on her overall studies in Anthropology, including studying the human body and its underlying structures - specifically the skeletal system. Concepts like understanding identity in a world that doesn’t always accept individuals who see themselves as more than one category of person, are common themes in her artwork. Exploring diverse female cultural perspectives, beauty standards and issues of body image in an honest and open way to encourage a positive dialogue are some of the goals of her work.
Courtney Catterton lives and plays in Portland, where she has spent the last half decade painting provocative and colorful collections of work. With an intentional disregard for censorship, her work often explores key societal themes that shape or motivate us. With a penchant for symmetry and pattern work, Courtney’s art melds harmony and balance with chaos and reality.
Show Brief: In her new body of work, Sin is a Virtue, the artist explores the hyper-relevant and ever-present clashing of what is deemed right versus wrong, and how this volatile duality assists in shaping our every move. With a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other, we all navigate our day-to-day lives with an individualized take on what is good versus bad, right versus wrong, and sinful versus virtuous.
“Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall.” - William Shakespeare
Krystlesaurus creates a variety of creepy cute creatures with dashes of glitter and gore. She originated from California selling various apparel and accessories with her designs and has since moved to Portland, Oregon and is branching out in the world with more focus on visual art. Current mediums include watercolor, acrylic paint, welding and screen printing.
Jen Scholten is a poet, imagist, multimedia artist and the sole creator of Ghost of Earth, an evolving two-way mirror and working catalyst of darkness and light. Her work is largely in actualizing the many versions of ghosts that exist here, those embedded in the shared and separate experiences we navigate through as a consciousness. Ghost of Earth’s work is consistently connected to nature, the human experience and unexplored territories within the physical and psychic worlds.
Briana Rossi is a watercolor artist inspired by little leaves, big blooms, tall trees, and magical mountains. About 7 years ago, she moved from Denver to Portland and has fallen deeply in love with PNW spring, when everything comes back to life, little leaves begin to unravel, the skies clear revealing majestic Mt. Hood, big blooms sprout up everywhere, and the trees tower over it all.
She ties together her favorite mediums, watercolor painting and black-line drawing, to capture the inspiration that she finds in Mother Nature while using eco-friendly and recycled materials. The metallic mountains in this show are a part of a larger collection of geometric, mosaic-like mountain ranges and trees that first gave her confidence to start Little Leaf Ink, LLC and share her art more broadly than her friends/family and cat.
Maben is just a visitor here on earth. They live life as a form of art, and sometimes put it to paper. She only sells originals because she loves trees too much to make prints.
Sarah "Kitty" McLeod-Martinez
Sarah "Kitty" McLeod-Martinez is a queer feminist multimedia artist who strives to create meaningful works related to current events as a way to vent her anger and elevate community-focused optimism. Currently working in ink and watercolor, Kitty's illustrative style was borne out of a deep love of comics, Byzantine and rococo patterns, and classic oil paintings. Kitty currently resides in Portland, OR with her wife, her girlfriend, and their loud cat.
Starry Eyes is a Portland artist that creates digital and watercolor paintings. Usually she is seen in the streets in the form of street art of a starry eyed ghost character. Her work invokes curiosity and plays with the relationship of the dark and scary with cute and innocent.
Betty Moore is a hand building clay sculptural artist. Recently, she realized that she has had a subconscious attraction to rabbits for quite some time. A subtle collection of these furry beings can be found throughout her home in the form of fabric prints, stuffed animals, and ceramics. She brings her love for rabbits to life in clay form. Each bunny has a personality of its own.
ORA is the name of the conceptual multidisciplinary artistic practice of Megan Dixon. Born and raised in Alaska, she relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2010 and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Craft from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2014. Megan is weaving connection between the conceptual/avant-garde traditions of the Fine Art world and underground countercultural transformational art. Her goal is to promote a conscious, syncretic, and integrated way of perceiving by liberating the concept of art from imposed limitations and harnessing its unlimited power to transform reality. The use of all artistic mediums she employs is founded in the belief that understanding and implementing the power of the intuitive drive together with the focus of the rational mind can bring love, balance, and healing to Earth.
Sarah Laird is a color enthusiast who uses cloth and dye to explore the ways that all life is interconnected. She is inspired by the shapes and arrangements found in things like the flow of water, electrical energy currents and cells. She daydreams about the tiny parts that band together to create the world around us. Repeatedly dyeing, cutting, and hand sewing is an act of devotion and a way to understand her place in the world.
Darci is a New York transplant with back grounds in art, psychology, sexuality and gender studies. Her time spent in Portland working as a sex/sex toy/health & wellness educator in addition to her love of graphic inspired illustrations has positively enabled her to cultivate a series of works that depict colorful and symbolic imagery combined with bold lettering. She is in the process of pursuing an education in tattooing in hopes of pursuing a career that integrates both classical and neo traditional concepts of art on a wide variety of canvas.
Acting as a vessel and serving as an empath, The Contaminator’s art is a full soul and body experience expressed in multimedia format. She uses any format readily available to accurately portray the message received and deliver it as purely as possible to the viewer, you.
The art that formally came as messages from a higher plane are translated in the form of surrealism, emotion, and stories.
Avante Garde. Ethereal. Folklore. Raw. Who are we exactly? Why are we here? Why are we all connected?
Perri Ann is a Portland based photographer who believes you should never underestimate the ability of a photographer to make you see yourself, what you have, and who you are, in a whole new light. Although she executes her expertise of photography in many capacities, her favorite artistic expression of photography is the documentation of womanhood. Her portraiture represents a diverse population of women, depicting them sitting or standing fully upright and, often times, in what might be considered masculine poses—taking up space and fully exercising their right to exist in this world. This is meant to elicit a lingering of the viewer, and to have an impact of a greater representation of women who are representing themselves proudly, as they should.
Miranda “M.” Martin is a Portland based artist who describes herself as a “multipotentialite.” She has been creating art since she can remember and does everything from paints to pen. Currently, she is focusing on digital arts including paintings and illustrations. Through her work she focuses on conveying emotions; creating works that celebrate people; and the beauty in simplicity. Fun Fact: M loves to create art in collaboration with her young child!
I am a 23 year old painter. My Mentor once told me that "the stereotype that artist stay up all night partying and sleep all day is only partially true. Artist's do stay up all night, but they are up all night working. No matter the medium." This hit me hard about a week ago when I realized that all I do with my time anymore, is paint. I’ve always been passionate about painting, but I don’t think I’ve ever been this inspired. I work with Golden Acrylic paints and experiment with different techniques and canvas. Last year, I won best in show at the Clackamas Community College student show. The year prior, I got second and 3 years ago I won Best Painting. This year I've found myself locked away in my studio researching and studying the masters and how to dive deeper into my work. It’s all a work in progress, but I wouldn't want it any other way.
Kirsten A. Moore is the proprietress of Piper Ewan, a fashion design and now illustration company in Portland, Oregon. She started in 2013 drawing a bird a day to hone her drawing skills to possibly translate to surface designs on corsets for her fashion design business. The project was supposed to last a year. Since then illustration has taken over her life. Kirsten moved to Portland when she was 6 months old, and has lived here ever since. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Music from Portland State University in 1995. In her spare time, she pets cats, talks to crows and knits piles of shawls.
Eva Goldfarb is a mixed-media artist who lives and works in Portland, OR.
Born from a liberal pocket in the Midwest and encouraged through Montessori schooling to visualize solutions, Eva developed her craft as a means of communication. Through her world travels, she has collected stories, inspiration, and an ever-growing appreciation for the natural beauty of this earth. Presently, Eva reflects her insights through photography, collage, pencil and paint.
Putting her BS in Arts Management to use as a Producer, Eva works with commercial photographers, videographers and marketing creatives in Portland and Seattle. Volunteering her time to Art Education nonprofit, Young Audiences, she works to ensure future generations are as supported in their artistic endeavors as she was as a youth.
Eva’s artistic goal is to let the beauty of form transcend socio-economics, political beliefs, racial boundaries, cultures and countries. In this series she explores the female form with bold lines, color and symbology. Drawn from life and embellished with imagination, this collection of work bridges the physical and spiritual encouraging its onlookers to revel in the wonder that is woman.
Rebecca Pilcher is a Portland based artist, a mom, and a type one diabetic. She's inspired by the natural world around her, her kids, and her body's fight with type one - a chronic and life threatening disease that challenges her every day. Also, she has robot parts, and if you have to be part robot it's best to let that inspire you.
Paige is a self taught tattoo artist, illustrator, and painter who dwells in the misty mountains of Portland, Oregon.
Inspired by the natural balance of the world around her, Paige has found something beautiful in the dance between chaos and order that she experiences as a creator. Each work, an oscillation between the head and the heart.
Momo Hurley makes work primarily in pen and ink, focusing on the natural world and the way it mirrors our internal landscapes. She often draws from life using plants and objects gathered from the deserts and mountains of the Western US. It is her hope that the spirits of these places stay intact, and that the work she makes can contribute to that. She resides in Portland, Oregon.
Moriah “Moe” Yex is a creator based out of Portland, Oregon. Her utmost desire is to spend her life capturing the beauty of this world and sharing it with others. She is a tenured freelance photographer from Central Florida and has been creating visuals for over 10 years now! She hopes to only continue learning and expanding her portfolio, fueling her desire to capture the most beautiful parts of this amazing life. She hopes that you find a new recognition for the beauty in yourself, in those around you, and around the world by mirroring the natural wonders around us, with the natural wonder of the spirit.
Aleathia Heimlich is a Portland based artist, creating under the name Lady Velveteen. The symbolic imagery comes through in many different mediums, specializing in velvet painting and printmaking. She explores the darker realms of the mind, and the lighter ones, learning one doesn’t exist without the other.
Her main objective in creating these works of art, is to inspire others, and raise awareness into deepening our knowledge of the unknown.
Lesley Beth is a folk witch, animist, and spiritist practitioner. Their illustrations are vessels for nature spirits to dwell. The foundation and intention of their work is healing, ancestral connection, excavation of the underworld, and balance with nature.
Block & Press is a multi-media artist focused in graphic design, sign painting, vinyl works, printmaking, painting and experimental practices. Recently, she teamed up with local artist, Beth Myrick, to form the You Can’t Sit With Us, a two-person art collective in SE Portland. Y.C.S.W.U. creates varied works focused around the witchy, the unseen, the dead and the sweet parts of this world.
Jessica Billey began creating the Antler Family in 2002 while traveling and performing around the US on a music tour. This 17 year long, ongoing series of small art made its debut at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and currently contains 435 paintings on three different continents, in over a dozen countries. Along with the Antler Family, Jessica is currently working on large-scale detailed woodcut prints of macro flowers, and is also conducting an extensive, ongoing portrait project study of People Who Live Alone.
Born and raised in the PNW, I developed a strong connection and interest in the natural world. From that interest sprouted the urge to recreate the vivid and delicate beauty, the world lends us. Saturated colors and crisp line dominates my work; showcasing the vibrant excitement I have for our planet. At a young age I found myself gravitating towards creative types; befriending my art teachers from middle-school and high-school. Later I received a degree from Oregon State University where art strongly influenced my focus. While attending my last year, I had the incredible opportunity to be a part of the Nike Contemporary Art Series in 2018 where I received my first publication. Since then, I have dedicated my time to continue chipping away at my unique style.
I believe in Gaia and the beauty she bestows on us. I constantly seek to find the unnoticed details in nature - the things that make me swoon... or move me to tears. To celebrate that which has been given us in bold, beautiful, sexy Mother Earth. It is our duty to protect her and it is my privilege - my love language - to share my vision oh her bounty.
Greer Siegel is in her third year at Portland State, working towards a BFA in Art Practices. Born in Berkeley, California, she moved to Oregon in 2016 to experience Portland’s eclectic art scene and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Pulling inspiration from her dreams as well as real life experiences, she focuses on abstract portraits and whimsical landscapes. Her paintings, illustrations and drawings also incorporate details inspired from psychedelic-era works and color schemes. She spent September through December 2018 in London, and spent a majority of her time studying the vibrant street art scene. Greer is currently working to further her practice by working on larger scales and unconventional surfaces.
Brenda Bokenyi was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. When she earned her BA in Fine Arts at Brandeis University, her focus was on sculpture. Her love of 3-D medium is evident in the texture of her current work using homemade cut paper to create illustrations. She will use this style in future works illustrating children’s books.
Kindra is a visual artist and creatrix living in Portland, OR. Inspired by the visionary possibilities of meditation and the extensive innerverve, Kindra’s work includes themes of sacred geometry, cosmological alignments, and vibrant rainbow spectrums. When not painting, Kindra is working with plants and teaching yoga.
I like when art catches my eye for its funky form and bright colors. It gives me a sense of relief from everyday life, almost pausing me in the present. The weirder the better. I get lost in my understanding and interpretation of creation’s reality. My style consists of simple shapes with black, fluid lines and fading dots, with an integration of bright colors. With this combination, I feel it gives breath and a unique life to my work. I dig working with bright colors to embed positivity into my art. I believe that this can have an affect through an awakening of the visual senses. My work is funky, weird, and full of love. I combine these elements typically in a symmetrical way to create a visually pleasing piece. I am a self taught artist and elementary special education teacher from Sioux Falls, SD.
Drawing and painting allow me to slow down and remember the poetry in spaces between light and shadow. Ink and graphite on paper are my preferred style. Gouache or watercolor paint and embroidery are other best loved mediums. I am inspired by symbolism, bones, animals, monsters and fantasy. The creative fire is fed by faery tales, urban legends and folklore as well as vintage illustration and etchings.