Minneapolis, MN 55414
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I’ve been creating since I was a little girl. Ever since I was small, I have used my art to express the way I see the world around me: vibrant, unique, and magical. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve begun to fixate on “looking up”; the sky, the stars, and the planets fascinate me. I am one of those people that is constantly chasing sunsets. I try to capture that whimsy in each piece I make.
As a teenager, I played with all types of creating… except paint. I played with digital art, with charcoals and pastels and graphite, with alcohol ink markers, with colored pencils, even with crayons. I managed to get my hands on my mother’s DSLR pretty young, and photography became my expression – I actually attended a semester at the Art Institute of Austin, TX pursuing a photography degree. While I did love my photography classes, I found myself again much more excited about my fine art requirement classes. One of my professors, a younger man who worked with acrylic professionally and would play banjo for us during studio time, told me I would never be a painter. I proceeded to use crayon for all of my projects for the rest of the semester, having believed him fully.
This changed when I moved to Bloomington, Indiana. On one of my adventures about town, I came across a red brick studio owned by a woman named Cherie, another acrylic artist. Cherie quickly took me under her wing, and soon I was invited to her classes wherein I would participate but also help set up before and clean after. We would paint together often and she would allow me use of her studio and supplies after class hours. Cherie classifies herself as an Expressive Abstract Painter, allowing herself to put paint, shape and color on the canvas in the way that feels correct. During this period of time, I began working for a “summer camp” type program wherein I taught kids art and art projects through a therapeutic lens to help develop problem solving skills and emotional regulation. One of our key phrases was, “there are no wrong lines – only lines drawn differently.” Both of these have a heavy influence on how I create and paint today.
The process is often messy, intricate, and can sometimes take me days, weeks, or even months depending on the size of the piece. Most of my pieces take me 24/48 hours to complete, including the drying time between paint layers and the varnish. I work with a combination of pouring medium, acrylic paint, acrylic paint pens, ink, and gel pen.
Unsurprisingly, I go through a lot of black paint, but my other favorite colors to use are aqua, hot pink, burnt orange, and chartreuse. I love creating vivid pieces with a lot of color, and using gem tones and neutrals to create contrast that really make the bright colors pop.
I am currently taking custom commissions of all shapes, sizes and subject matter – so you can own your very own, unique to you, Edie Rose original! The link to my commission request form can be found on the linktree in my instagram bio.
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