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awakening inner beauty through deep play & creative self-expression



About angela

Angela is a mixed-media artist and psychotherapist, an ardent lover of people, and an honored witness to the beautiful complexities of the human experience. Angela is best known for her emotionally-evocative and sometimes lyrical portraits of women. Her work reflects her profound faith in the power of honoring the messy nature of being human, as well as her belief that welcoming all aspects of ourselves— the light and the dark— is a path to creating a life of beauty and meaning.

A creative hummingbird by nature, since childhood Angela has flitted between writing, jewelry-making, sewing and embroidery, drawing, collage, poetry, art journaling, painting, and photography. Eventually, and perhaps inevitably, she settled on mixed-media as her primary mode of visual expression as it allows her to integrate many of these art forms into her work. Reflecting her daily practice of meditative journaling, her art often integrates the written word. Phrases that float through her mind as she's working, bits of poetry and parts of journal pages all make their way into her pieces.

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Angela now makes her happy home in Iowa City, Iowa.

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.
— Thomas Merton