Part of the Feature Art Show for September.
ARITIST: J A H N A R A E
"I create to explore my spirituality and the impact of human interconnectedness on the journey towards healing and understanding. My goal is to bring viewers together and shed light on how people understand themselves in relation to others. My evolution in portrait painting and illustration has allowed me to utilize techniques to visualize topics in connection with self and others through abstract methods.
I’m drawn to bold, bright colors, patterns and sharp contrast. I use a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic, aerosol, and ink to create work that is vibrant and textural. The emotional quality of my pieces gives them an inherent narrative that unfolds throughout the painting process. As I create, I weave together inspiration from poetry, music, spirituality and the stories my community has been vulnerable enough to share with me."
One of a Kind, 2023, Mixed Media on Canvas, 15 x 30 inches