Twyla has been a professional artist for over twenty-five years. She graduated from the University of Iowa, B.A., and received a grant from the Enrico Donati Foundation in NYC, NY. Her work is in over seventy corporate collections and has shown in galleries and museums internationally including two shows at the National Museum of Art; Osaka, Japan.
Twyla creates in several styles and mediums- painting, monotypes, photography, and digital. Her art studies began with classical portrait and figurative painting and gradually turned to abstract. Wanting to explore different directions to enhance creativity, she began the study of Print-making, Sumi-e, and Chinese brush painting. Creating across many mediums has always kept her art innovative and the creativity flowing.
The artist describes her art:
“My art is both planned and intuitively created. I combine both the analytical and direct creative flow – often switching back and forth. Each medium dictates the process. I love to experiment with spontaneous brush stroke, line, and color and I am inspired by the Abstract Expressionist artists and Sumi-E Masters. I feel that my life experiences and my expansion as an artist are woven through me like DNA. It is who I am. It’s always my intent that what I put on canvas and paper tells a story or evokes a feeling that touches everyone’s being, bringing a higher level of inspiration and joy into their lives. By sharing my personal vision and emotion in painting, I hope to draw viewers closer to their own inner worlds.”