Meet the Artist
I have always been drawn to the creative aspects of life. A few of my memorable early interactions with Art are fun to recall. One in particular being that I use to construct elaborate doll houses out of cardboard, even for their pets. I also remember I once drew an image of a character in art class just by looking, and I was so proud of myself. I had to convince people I didn’t trace it! It’s the little things, as they say.
I grew up knowing in my heart that I enjoyed making stuff, and I loved efficiency. I loved the idea that no one else could create like their neighbor.
I struggled with BPD for the early part of my young adulthood and still do daily, but now have 2 years of DBT under my belt. It’s something I’m very, very proud of. This now acts as a tool box for me and my emotions, but this artistic outlet is the best “tool” I’ve come across. I want to shed light on that disorder in my free time and speak from my years of struggle, as I feel compelled to share my words. Maybe one day when I can put the paint brush down.
Having this support and platform helps me achieve that in some ways, though, and validates me and my emotions. I always felt like my words and my person could be “polarizing” but I find that me speaking visually has always landed better. I don’t introduce myself and then immediately pull out a painting, but, you know what I mean. [However, it would be really cool if I did]
I sometimes struggle to define my style because I genuinely have love in my heart for so many styles, and am drawn to speak through those styles because that’s where my personality falls. However, I’ll often define it as a combination of Eclectic, Minimal, Fine Art Deco Grunge. Yeah, I know. All over the place just like the paint in my studio!
I’m currently an online shop only, but hope to enter into the gallery world soon as well as the staging/designing arena. I do markets locally and post about them on my social media accounts! Follow my Instagram at @braggaboutitartistry for updates on when you can see my work up close and personal.
Below are some of my favorite creations.