My name is Grace Sowyrda and I’m a painter, photographer, poet and fiber artist. I graduated from Skidmore College in 2020. There I studied environmental studies and studio art. I’ve been an artist for as long as I can remember. When I was in preschool, I wrote and illustrated stories and would come home with multiple sculptures everyday, made from recycled trash. Now I utilize what some might consider trash by upcycling used clothes and materials and bringing them new life through embroidery, sewing and eco dyeing. I have been drawing and painting since elementary school. I love experimenting with color and mixing mediums such as tissue paper and crayons with acrylic paint. As an environmentalist, nature has always been my biggest inspiration. The essence of the natural world is found in all forms of my art, including my abstract paintings. I also love painting portraits of humans and animals or the places they reside.
Abstracts, landscapes, people and animals
Materials and Techniques
My painting are mainly done in acrylic or oil on canvas. I paint with brushes and palette knives, sometimes with references and sometimes from my imagination. I also work in pencil, colored pencil and I draw digitally with Procreate.