As an abstract expressionist working predominantly with acrylics on canvas, I tend to steer away from imposing the limitations of traditional elements within my work, such as line and form. Instead, I accent the use of layering, texture, contrast and value. Each of my abstract expressionism paintings begin with an emotional foundation tied to a momentary experience. I create from a connection to my immediate and present thoughts and feelings. For me, painting is therapeutic and provides a creative and productive outlet from an often busy and distracted world. Creating allows me to free and focus my mind.
For me, mental health is a vital part of my wellbeing; and dare I say the wellbeing of the world. My painting process is therapeutic and calming: facilitating specifically the management of my mind. When I lay paint to canvas, an uninhibited display of emotion, feeling, and thought flows within my soul. This approach, while time consuming, allows me to effortlessly create my body of work. My collections, and individual pieces, represent a window into the layers of the journey along my path on the mental health continuum. It is my intention that each painting evoke a personal connection to emotion within the viewer.
My process allows me to create without restriction or hindrance of true expression. This clarity, while fleeting, makes painting both my livelihood and platform for peaceful stability. May each patron of the arts experience their own inner tranquility when entranced by my work. The variable physical character of acrylics allows one to evoke expressive qualities. The style of pointillism allows the freedom to create without restriction. The external focal points of my creations are depth, pattern, texture, and vibrant color. My overall intention is to communicate individually with those who experience my art, leaving a deep and lasting impact on the human experience. I aim to exemplify the duality of connection and emotional expression within every person experiencing my art.
My work can currently be seen at:
Avianne’s International Gallery of Fine Art, Boise, Idaho
My Home Studio by appointment
Past events include:
Art & Roses, Art/Wine Walk Boise Co-op, Gallery 55 Art in the Courtyard, Hyde Park Festival, Indigo Art Festival, Meridian Christmas Market, and Mobley Artists Open Studio.
Art Zone 208, Boise State Public Radio, Coffee Studio 208, High Note Cafe, HUB Gallery, Riverside Hotel, The Local, and Wallaroos.
Boise Weekly Cover:
Your Move, August 11th, 2022
Boise Proud, January 13th, 2021
Behind The Curtain, August 8th, 2017.
I am an active member of the Treasure Valley Artist Alliance.