I am a professional artist currently residing in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Unlike most artists, the skill of drawing has never been my strong suit. In elementary school, I loved art, but as I got older I started to think that my art wasn't good enough, because I couldn't draw as well as my peers. I put down art entirely for almost 10 years until my junior year of college. Desperate to find my calling, I took a drawing class. The way I was taught to draw and understand art was unlike anything I had ever heard.
I found my love for art again, but not the art I thought I knew when I was young. I fell in love with this new version of art that allows me to scribble unapologetically, make mistakes, experiment, and create art that is unique to me.
Inspired by my life, my faith and the everyday beauty of my surroundings, my paintings are an exploration of color, expressive marks and scribbles, and the balance between what is painted on the canvas and what is left untouched. It's my hope and prayer that the stories I share through my work can help someone else and somehow point back to My creator.
I know in my heart that God brought me back to art, and I'm just so thankful to get to create and do what I love everyday.
If you have any questions about my work or my faith, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Shelby Leigh Kizer