PERSONAL ARTIST STATEMENT
I would like to start out by saying that I’m very excited for this opportunity. I know this may sound kind of cliché or funny, but I can vividly remember when I was in preschool and my mom handed me a blank piece of paper with crayons, and I thought to myself, “This is what I want to do with my life!” I really dove into art and started creating a lot of it when I was in high school, then studied it formally in college.
I graduated from Bakersfield College with an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. When I first started college back in 2005, I had two majors in mind: art & psychology. I wanted to be an art therapist, facilitating psychological healing through self-awareness in the artistic process. I have been certified as a "Therapeutic Art Life Coach" as you can see on my blog. .
This website was created as an online portfolio where I could store digital copies of my work all in one place to showcase it for sale or just refer anyone interested in my art. I have experience at a hospital as an "art cart volunteer". That means I brought art supplies to the patients and asked them if they wanted to do any arts or crafts with me. I also attended the free classes that their art therapy program has to offer.
When searching for my unique art style, I always smile when I first say that it’s very colorful. I have experimented with many different styles and mediums, but my favorite medium is oil pastel since they are very similar to crayons, yet give the look of paint. I like being able to blend with my fingers. I like to draw all subjects and the medium I use the most is acrylic paint.
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