anielle loves exploring the polarizing themes of photorealistic portraiture and abstract paint “pouring.” She draws her inspiration from people in her everyday routine, capturing their individuality in her portraits.

Colored pencil is typically her medium of choice. The elimination of black in her color palette has expanded her understanding of color, compliments and depth. Recently inspired by a friend’s social media trend #skybluepink and the artist Holton Rower, she has temporarily abandoned the portraiture motif. As she experiments with different viscosities and mixtures of paint, both the pour process and end result have naturally created a next step. She is now factoring in medium, timing and disruption of paint flow, background, placement of paint on surface before movement, etc. Once she understands the technique to her satisfaction, she plans on reintroducing photorealistic portraits and continuing in the development of her personal style.