I am an artist and illustrator living in Milwaukee. My work is mainly figurative, often includes portraiture, botanical shapes and subjects, and is inspired by the human experience, the female form, contrasting plays of light and shadow and organic imagery. Working on canvas, wood and paper, my paintings and illustrations are created with mixed media and combinations of graphite, ink, watercolor, colored pencil and acrylic. Each piece incorporates a variety of mediums and techniques utilizing colors to suit the mood, flowing line work and sometimes collage and cut paper to create movement, contrast and emotion. The themes and subjects of my pieces are mainly inspired by nature, life experiences, motherhood, yoga, mythology and folklore, and sociopolitical issues. I always strive to push the boundaries of my creativity and to continue growing and learning as an artist.
© 2021 Kerri Root