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Autumn Tranquilino

 

Visual art is a way for me to capture what I feel and see in my mind and bring it into reality. I like to look at my paintings as a reflective mirror, reflecting back to the viewer it's colors, symbols and shapes. Some things are hard to express with words and at times visual art is a way to present expression in a different format. I think looking at art is a personal experience.  Every viewer interprets things differently.  The art I am currently working on is based on the diversity of different cultures, rituals and myths.  I love mixing it up with color and reflections of nature.  I am a self taught painter. I've always loved to draw as a child and young adult but didn't start my painting career until 2012. Originally from New Jersey, I traveled and lived in many places in the United States. Living in the Black Hills of South Dakota has inspired my body of work titled spirit warriors. The history of the Lakota Sioux people as well as my Lakota friends still fuels my work today. Currently the city of Seattle is my home. The vibe and vibration here is perfect for creating art.  If I have learned one thing from being an artist it is this: Human spirit is striving consistently up towards light.  When we create, we are like spokes in an ever turning wheel.  Connecting the whole, spinning together. We continue to alter our realities when we create.  So create what you love.