I am currently exploring repetitive imagery that has stuck out in my mind throughout my life. So far, I've noticed a theme of outer space, rainbows, specific animals, repetitive patterns, etc. I'm in the process of teaching myself to draw and paint from my head so that I can paint my vivid dreamscapes someday. I am also focusing on getting quicker and quicker at ink sketches to gain muscle memory. I'm using those to make digital art for online prints & merchandise. When it comes to painting, I generally start out abstractly to let loose. I like there to be a bit of unpredictability in my abstract work. Sometimes, I paint recognizable figures over the top of it, usually animals. I like to experiment with techniques and I often use additional tools that are not conventionally used for paintings, such as toothpicks, toothbrushes, thread, etc. I generally paint over my paintings again and again and it leads to a lot of interesting texture and history.
Kari Sutyla (a.k.a. Minxi) is a thirty-one year old artist based out of the gulf coast. She was raised in and currently resides in Pensacola, FL. She earned her Art-AA and Photography AAS in 2010 from Pensacola State College. She initially went to college for Photography and she focused on that for years. Near graduation, her eyes were opened to other areas in art and she decided to explore other mediums. She started playing with paint in 2009. Around 2013, she started working full time as an artist. Her current focus is exploring her subconscious through her acrylic paintings by exploring images that have repetitively stood out in her mind throughout her life. She also creates pen/graphite drawings and portrait photography.