I have been on a journey over the past few years to discover inner peace, love and authenticity in life while portraying this through fine art. I am dedicated to connecting nature and the human experience, with a priority to always create a genuine representation of what I see and feel in the moment. Discovering the vast array of art in nature has been my outlet for healing and empowerment.
The ranges of my work include: life drawing or figure drawing, Chinese brush painting, intuitive painting, Fine art photography, portrait and wedding photography. This includes the use of a variety of mediums such as pastel, oil sticks, acrylic paint, sumie style inks and water color techniques.
I am a suburban artist who participates in the Naperville Art League, various meetup groups, always learning and attending classes. Collaborating with local artists and photographers allows me to advance as an artist through their own unique perspectives and together further our artistic developments.
Studied at the College of Dupage and Online Chinese Brush Painting Courses with master painter Henry Li of Blue Heron Arts Co.
Awards and Recognition
Naperville Art League: Best of Show "Self-Reflection June 2020
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B Mono print Honorable Mention, “The Space Within” February 2020
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B DPI Honorable Mention, “Beautiful Storm” February 2020
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B Color Print Award, “Colorful Antelope Canyon” February 2020
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B DPI Award, “Alberta Falls” February 2020
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B Mono Print Honorable Mention, “Harmony and Strength” January 2020
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B Color Print Award, “Journey to Higher Ground” December 2019
Central DuPage Camera Club: Class B Color Print Award, “Harmony and Strength” November 2019
Bella Baby Photography: Photographer of the Month, September 2019
Naperville Art League: Honorable Mention, “The Space Within” April 2018
Author’s Photo – Book jacket “Celebrate Spirit: A Whimsical Journey Through A Woman’s Life” by Gail Meyer, Released Aug. 2017
Photograph and Art Mention - Daily Herald article 7-29-2020 Titled ‘Art Around Town’ Program decorates Naperville Businesses
AFFILIATIONS AND COLLECTIONS
Central DuPage Camera Club, Naperville Art League, Naperville Photography Meetup Group
Private Collections Joliet, Plainfield, Naperville, Aurora, Berwyn, Oak Park, IL
Kim Sowa Fine Art Photography, Collection of Photographic Works online
Works in various collections of healthcare facilities, companies and private individuals.
Naperville Art League 2013, 2018 & 2020, Nominated in College of DuPage peer group 2013, Arterie Fine Arts 2014, Art Contest for Music Festival 2014, 2015, Participated in a craft fair in Yorkville, IL 2016