Description: This is a piece that came from a really cool shot of my favorite-colored cruisers’ cruising down the strand.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Colleen is an American artist who explores a mix of abstract with a touch of realism. Born in Seattle, she has lived in London, Montana, and now lives and works in Los Angeles.
Her journey from an accomplished travel career to fine art shows brightly in her content.
Working mainly in acrylics she enjoys bringing her work into the digital world and printing on interesting mediums.She brings amazing color into each piece and creates intrigue with each touch of realism.Passion for discovery and exploration is a driving force in her work.
I have dreamt of being an artist all my life but work and life gets in the way of that sometimes. I studied at the Art Institute in Seattle but also took classes at Pratt Fine Arts Center whenever I could. I worked to stay as creative as I could in everything I did. I created coloring books for my children when they were little, and their bedtime stories were commonly art study books or graphic novels by some of the all-time greats.
Like the rest of the population, I think I went a little crazy (at first) when the year 2020 decided to change all our plans for us.
The pandemic and the lockdowns have been brutal on those who could not stay home. I felt awful being given the gift of time, I found myself painting and painting and painting some more!
Now it seems certain some jobs are not coming back, and some businesses will not be saved. So, I thought I would give my creative side another shot and see what happens - so here we go!
I know so many of us have a new set of priorities these days and I hope you find something that moves you the way art moves me.
~Be Well and Stay Safe and Thank You – everyone is an art collector at heart!!!