Hello there! I’m Allysen V. Arntsen!
If you are looking to become an artist and see some original and inspiring pieces, you are definitely in the right place!
I’ve been creating art in one form or another for most of my life. I’ve experimented with many art forms such as playing in bands, performing in musical theatre, playing solo ukulele, doing photography, and obviously painting.
Currently, I am a 19-year-old student at the University of Washington studying Computer Engineering. While I really have a passion for technology and science, art is my way of self-expression and exploration which science does not provide me. It is an outlet of myself that I have chosen to share with you! So, no, this is not a technology page don’t worry.
In this blog, I share my artwork along with the thoughts and ideas that inspired it. I also enjoy writing about what I call “My Journey” which is my overall thoughts on art and how all of this fits into my life. If this is your first time here, I’d like to personally welcome you to my blog! You’ll want to check out my very first post: “Why I Paint”. This will give you some background on not only me and where I’m coming from but also an idea of what I like to share here.
I don’t really have my own art style yet. Right now, I am in a constant state of exploration and I absolutely love it. You’ll see many different kinds of art here including various subjects, mediums, color schemes, and themes. Typically, though, my art features bright, vibrant colors because I constantly find myself fascinated by color. You’ll see that I also tend to have a lot of pieces that are landscapes of mountains or sunsets. I find these connect with me spiritually in a way little else does. I am a Christ-follower, and I love the way that I can see God in the intricate, infinite beauty of His creation. I find nature to be overwhelmingly beautiful, and I find myself constantly frustrated with my inability to capture its beauty; nevertheless, I try.
I would highly recommend that if you like what you see here (and I hope you do!) you either hit the “Follow” button on the sidebar of any page or check out my Contact Page and sign up to receive my newsletters (Psst! If you sign up for the newsletter, you get $10 off your first Society6 purchase!). You can also click the links at the bottom to take you to any of my social media pages (My Instagram is typically what I use the most) where you can get special deals, tips, and work-in-progress posts!
If you have anything you’d like to know about me, please leave me a comment or send me an email, and I’ll respond to you as soon as possible!
Blessings and happy art-ing!
Ally V. 💕