I am a contemporary black light artist from Kentuckiana with a love of books, podcasts, house plants, music, cat memes, and French fries. I paint for the plant-loving, modern hippie hearts that loved blacklight art and probably has an old Radiohead or Pink Floyd poster somewhere in the basement.
Without a doubt, my favorite aspect of creating is making connections with the people art has put in my path from collectors, to colleagues. My least favorite aspect of painting is cleaning brushes. That's why I use my fingers, rags, sticks, and dried plants to paint.
My ideas come to me as I create. I never pre-plan my work. I drip, splatter, and make shapes with my fingers or found objects. I take my glasses off, let my eyes go out of focus, and let emerging shapes and color guide me.
Currently I'm working in a new series called, "Electric Garden". It's my version of nature meets neon. It's focused around an imaginary garden of flowers made of neon tubes. Especially when you shine your blacklight on it!
I've been sharing these pieces on social media, and they'll be with me at shows this year. Come by and see my newest series in person. I'll have a blacklight waiting for you.
I hope my artwork gives your eyes and mind a space in your home to relax and dream. I want to thank you for taking time to visit to my about page. I hope to get to know you as well. Send me an email to say hello!
Thank you for visiting,
Carrie Beth Collins
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