Importance of art education

I am somewhat passionate about this. It frequently annoys me that the arts are considered to be ‘fill in’ subjects, or given the time and thought they deserve. Intelligence is broad, creativity is broad and human beings are diverse creatures. Art connects us with spiritual awareness, ourselves and each other. It’s important!!

Alyssa Kanitsch

As an artist, I am deeply inspired by imagery that explores tangible metaphors. This is perhaps why I am drawn to the world of fairytale, fantasy, dreams and iconic or religious artwork; especially from artists in the early renaissance. In many of my paintings, I try to use images, landscapes and objects to weave together a story or a sense of nostalgia and distant memory. My favourite art medium is acrylics, however, I also love mucking around with mixed media and pastel, and I occasionally work with oils. I have been known to paint furniture, murals and surfboards, mostly because I love to surround myself with the energy of colour.

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