By: Kara Aleece
Created as a reminder that there is always light in the world, even in the darkest of times. “I didn’t plan this painting,” explains the artist. “I was feeling in need of hope, and when I finished I felt I had painted the light inside myself.”
Details: Size 16×20 // Medium: oil on canvas // Made in Montana with Love
Kara Aleece studied Fine Art Painting and Fine Art Printmaking at the Academy of Art University, in San Francisco, CA. The Montana-native defers to experimentation through varied mark-making techniques and creative mediums within her body of work. Her expertise lies in her innate ability to create soothing, layered pieces that entice further study and delight in the details and nuances of discovery. Kara’s printmaking and ink drawings speak directly to emotional anxiety and the overwhelming affliction set upon those who suffer from this distress. The artist intends to shine a light on mental illness and the chaotic nature that prevails in the mind by offering a moment of solace and respite through her calming and compelling paintings. Ethereal by design, her paintings range in subject matter revealing a combination of still life, portraits, abstracts and landscapes.