North Loop: Alyssa Galloway
Alyssa is a painter and creator from Austin, Tx. Her work is inspired by wonder of the natural world, the relationship between light and material beings, and the playfulness of being alive. She primarily works with acrylic and oil paint, and is currently in the midst of a landscape phase.
Village: Cameron Grayson
My work explores the relationship between human, spirit, and the natural world around us. It depicts the transformation that can happen when we are fully connected to true nature. My intention for my devotion to this expression is to inspire humans toward connection and open eyes to the healing power of the earth, community, spirit, emotion, and creativity.
The paintings show human figures intertwined with nature. This gives a deeper essence to the unfolding that is happening in the pieces. When I watch flowers bloom in spring there is a sense of renewal, opening and excitement. When I see a cocoon almost ready to open, there’s an anticipation and curiosity in seeing what will come from this time of transformation. When I consider the roots under our feet and how they send signals to each other there’s a grounded sense of being interconnected.
I believe we are at a point in history where we have the availability to open emotionally and be impacted fully by what we are receiving. I aspire to create an impact that supports the growth, compassion, and unfolding of both the individual and the collective.
Far West: Elyse Reed
My name is Elyse Reed and I’m a 18 year old local artist with aspirations to study abroad in Scotland. My identity as an Austinite has been a great source of inspiration as a developing artist. Many paintings are from reference photos taken of local spots around town such as Kerbey Lane Cafe and Zilker Park. These places, in addition to the figures in my pieces, have had a profound impact on my personal life within the past several years. Painting is an outlet that helped me to express the emotions of my teenage experience and form deep and lasting connections with my community. A main feature of my work is the use of color and brushstroke to give an otherwise stagnant image movement and depth. My chosen mediums of oil and acrylic paint on canvas help to achieve this effect.
Phone: (512) 418-6930