Hi there, I'm Kaari!

About me:

I am a 26-year old artist who feels incredibly blessed to be able to create for a living. I was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon and attended university in Washington, settling for 5 years in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Since then, I have lived in France, Alaska, Eugene and McMinnville, consistently bouncing around from place to place looking for someplace to call home. I recently moved down to Napa, California where I am excited to put down roots with my fiancé, Oscar. 
About my art:

Art has always been a way for me to find stability - my 20's have been a tumultuous time characterized by change and growth. These experiences continue to shape who I am as a person and an artist. Throughout this time, I have used the act of creating as an ever-evolving tool to cope with anxiety. Art has taught me to embrace who I am and channel those emotions -both positive and negative- into my work. Instead of fearing my emotions, I have learned to hold them close and truly feel them as I’ve come to realize that they are the fuel that powers my creative fire.

About my style:

I have toyed with many different types of art in the past few years. I started out with sculpture in college but quickly found myself pulled towards pen and ink drawing after graduation. As I've moved forward as an artist and explored different creative directions, the overarching themes of identity, home and appreciation for nature have continually emerged in my body of work. 

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