Kailee Boren is an artist currently based in Utah.
Miniseries Happy No. 1
9.5” x 12" | acrylic, pastel, charcoal, and matte medium on paper | 2018
I love process and working through problems. Being in control on what I put down but also at the mercy of the medium, the canvas, and the way the paint reacts with other marks is such a beautiful balance to me. I paint because color holds so much emotion and meaning. I’ve found that when I close my eyes and go to my happy place, an aquamarine, teal color is alway there. I call this my “Spirit Color”.
I am also a printmaker, that same love for process and predictability are more easily understood in this medium, but I enjoy working with a weathered or imperfect plate. This way I can be pleasantly surprised. Scratches on the copper plate that already exist or even sometimes come from intentionally scuffing the plate up make me really smile. I love that feeling of something imperfect but being honored and given attention anyway. Leaving those scuff marks does that for me.
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