My name is Kenesha Fowler and I am a senior at Mount St. Joseph University. I am a Fine Arts major and have a huge love for painting.
Growing up in a small town has allowed to be more in tuned with the world around me. My passion for art and creating art arose in childhood where I engaged in many arts and craft.
I have been interested in the art of painting for as long as I can remember. It has allowed me to be myself and show that through my work. Struggling with major depression and anxiety makes painting a great escape with being able to capture those emotions I feel within my work.
My journey as an artist has allowed me to work with numerous media and launched my exploration into what I am most passionate about; and that is painting. Painting is the expression of me as an artist and allows me to capture my feelings and emotions while illustrating my life through my work. There is something about the numerous possibilities of the way paint is mixed and applied that piques my curiosity and drives me to create more. The process of painting is very therapeutic and allows to me open up as an artist and truly be myself. It is the simplicity of picking up a paintbrush and being able to paint how I feel that excites me. It allows me to be in control of the outcome and represent myself accordingly though the use of brush strokes, color, and the use of line that I include.
What I love most about paint is that once it is applied to the canvas, it can easily be tweaked through adjustments. You can paint over it as many times as you like resulting in a completely different outcome. It allows freedom to create without the fear of it being permanent if you mess up or have the desire to change it.
As I grow as an artist, I am learning more about the representation of my artwork. I am able to connect more with my life story and portray that, so the viewer has a better understanding of the “whys” associated with my paintings. I struggle with the mental illnesses of anxiety and depression. Being an artist has allowed me to capture those emotions in ways I have never done before. There is a deeper meaning within my artwork that I want to reveal to the viewer and give them a better perspective on my point of view on my mental illnesses.
The medium for each piece is Acrylic paint.
The name for all three pieces is “Transparency” each being #1, #2, & #3.
The size for Transparency-1 is 48″ x 36″
The sizes for Transparency-2 and Transparency-3 are 8″ x 10″