I’m a self-taught American Impressionist with a concentrated focus on color and organic themes. My art reflects interpretations of my travels throughout the Americas, the stories lived out by my loved ones and meditations on elements of nature.
In addition to cues from the celebrated masters, my artwork is strongly influenced by my grandmother, an expert sculptor and a realist painter. Any successful work of art I’ve made within the last four years was created using antique gear and supplies salvaged from her basement. Her encouragement and lifetime supply of oil paint made me the artist I am today.
Here’s some things other people had to say about me and my artwork:
- Garden Center Magazine ran a feature on Artsy Academy, the business I co-operate with my partner, Tracie Sell. The October 2015 article featured Artsy’s Terrarium Workshops, our sustainable business practices and the charity we benefit.
- The Medil Reports Chicago publication ran some photos of the artwork I donated to Hope for the Day‘s 2015 (ART)WARENESS pop up art show and raffle benefiting suicide prevention and mental health awareness.
- Chicago Now ran a feature about myJanuary 2015 participation with RAW:natural born artists, as well as my grandmother’s art supplies.
- My artwork was featured on the Amanda Awethu Project website, whose mission is to increase human capacity for happiness.