I am a contemporary fine art painter from Louisville, Kentucky with a love of books, podcasts, house plants, music, cat memes, and allergy-friendly cooking.
What's my favorite aspect of being an artist? Without a doubt, it's making connections with others through my work. I love watching faces "light up" when they see my abstract color palette: bold, fluorescent choices that span the gambit of the rainbow. My least favorite aspect of art is cleaning brushes. That's why I use my fingers and rags. It's also why I've managed to have the same set of brushes since 2000!
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.
Adding cool colors that calm (blues and greens), next to energizing warm colors creates a vivid impact and a 3-D quality to my work without the special glasses! I give my collectors drippy, stained glass like dreamworlds full of depth to explore and relax.
Hidden details, plants, glow-in-the-dark stars, fluorescent paint, and metallic accents are recurring elements in my work. Stars were the first thing I learned to draw at the age of three. They are my favorite shape and I include them in almost every painting I create.
Painting is meditative. It allows me to quiet the noise of everyday life and discover myself by spilling my soul’s visual language onto canvas. After 22 years of being a healthcare worker and part-time painter, I became a full-time artist in 2020.
I hope my work will bring you inspiration, brighten your world, and inspire your soul to dream. I want to thank you for taking time to visit to my about page. I hope to get to know you as well.
Thank you for visiting!
Carrie Beth Collins
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