After discovering I was going to lose my left leg below the knee, it was impossible to put my thoughts, emotions, and feelings into words. That's when I discovered painting as a therapeutic outlet.
When it comes to my artwork - I feel. Sometimes too much, and often so strongly that the only respite is to paint. Creating these abstract expressionism pieces while sometimes incorporating mixed media techniques helps to free my mind while also allowing me to express myself.
While creating, I am fully immersed in the now. Picking colors that resonate with me at that moment. Feeling the paint beneath my fingers, I flow. I truly enjoy the mess that creates the beauty.
My name’s rachael JOY marshall, and I am 33 years old from Tulsa, Oklahoma. I paint what I feel. With my fingertips.