About

 Making art has always been my passion. And I have experienced many phases of creativity throughout my life. Like many artists, I have worked at other necessary things and did not begin exhibiting my work until later in life. I have been a kindergarten teacher, a pediatric therapist, a calligrapher, a hockey mom,  and a small business owner. All of these experiences have helped to shape who I am and have influenced my work. But, no matter where I go or what I do, art remains my touchstone, my solace, and my soulmate.

 I am mostly self taught and enjoy working with various two dimensional mediums. I have explored letterforms, collage, abstract ideas and even mural work. But, I am most enamored with the human figure and portraiture. I love exploring ways to twist and turn traditional representations into something new. I work with acrylic paint and/or paper collage to create images full of color and detail.  I am drawn to both the light and dark themes of fantasy, enchantment and fun. And I am inspired by my love for fashion. Some of my pieces portray a sense of whimsy and others go to a darker place.  My goal is to create images that delight, provoke or simply make people see what they know in a different way. 

 

FOR INQUIRIES, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT algwhitman@gmail.com