About the Artist

Hi! I'm Serpentina (also known as Kirsten). I'm a self-taught artist based in Riverside county, Southern California.
Art has been apart of me since very early ages of life, and as a teenager I began to dive deeper into drawing and painting as an expressive outlet for my emotions. From drawing portraits of people I admire, to painting landscapes, I always was searching for a way to make my art more expressive.
It took many years of trial and error, but I can finally say that I have found my style. I tend to create with bright, monochromatic color palettes and dark, emotional themed art. Although the bright colors and moody themes would seem to clash, they blend together seamlessly to convey deeper meanings within my pieces. Different colors have many symbolism, positive or negative, and I often do not realize how the colors I chose make sense with the meaning of the artwork until later on.
My motive is to speak to others through my art, in hopes that they can resonate with them. Every time someone tells me how a work of mine made them feel, it is so rewarding. To help others not feel alone, or discover something about themselves that they did not realize until they saw one of my works is exactly what inspires me to keep going. Turning what is usually "dark" subject matter--such as skeletons--into something colorful to provoke a deeper meaning is what I strive to portray in each artwork I produce.
 I am still growing and learning each day, so I hope you love this journey as much as I do. 
Thank you for your curiosity, your support, and love, it goes a long way. I appreciate each and every part of it.