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Messy ~ Abstract ~ Heartfelt ~ Art
Painted live during a song to go along with a sermon series.
Mysti is a self -taught artist who has been painting since 1998.
Using mostly acrylics, she prefers abstract art with a style of “drippy, messy, paint”, varied textures, and movement in her work.
Always drawn to color and aware of the emotions she felt when surrounded by or seeing different colors, Mysti says: “I can remember lying on my bed when I was young coloring in every line on pieces of notebook paper, fading one color to the next until every line was filled. The colors that were next to each other had to blend in intensity just right before I was satisfied. When I was a teenage I wanted to paint on the walls of my bedroom, but still lacking confidence I wasn't sure what I wanted. Part of me wanted to throw messy paint everywhere, yet part of me still lived in a conservative box trying to find my own way, afraid it might not look right, that it would somehow be unchangeable.
As a compromise I suppose, my Dad, being engineer minded and precise, taped off stripes that we painted in different shades of navy and tan. It was conservative, yet a chance to paint on, rather than wallpaper, my bedroom walls.
I've been painting on walls ever since. "
All of Mysti's work is heartfelt and meaningful.
Words and images reflecting scriptures, songs, or thoughts often become part of her paintings. This results in a work of art that reflects how deeply influenced she is by her faith.
Her affinity for hearts has trickled into her artwork as part of her signature. Every painting has a heart in it, either as the feature, hidden somewhere in the art, or along her signature.
Mysti’s work has been displayed and sold online, art shows, music studios, office buildings, churches, galleries, and many private collections. She has been commissioned to paint murals, wall borders, and many paintings.
Her collection of available art continues to grow.
“ I mess up on every painting and get frustrated every time, but I keep moving the paint, working with my mistakes, and they often become the most beautiful part of the whole picture. Reminds me of my life.”