Meet the artist: Roxie Mathis

Current Hometown: Minot

Where can we see your work?

facebook.com/RoxiMathisArt and at Art Space Suite One Gallery

Do you have work for sale?

Yes, I have work at Suite One Gallery and work I sell directly. I also take commissions for paintings, illustrations and even logos.

In what media do you work?

I work mostly in watercolor and acrylic, though I work in a variety of media, including ink, pencil and oils.

How would you describe your style?

My work is eclectic and fun, sometimes a little weird. I usually work with bright colors and high contrast.

Who would you say have been influences on your work?

Some artists I consider as influential to my work are Caravaggio, Quentin Blake and Alphonse Mucha.

Are there particular themes you like to explore in your work?

I recently had a few eye surgeries and the experience provided me with a lot of interesting visuals, which I am currently incorporating into my artwork. It is often represented as patterns of light and geometric shapes alongside imagery of things I think I see, that were never actually there.

What do you most enjoy about the creative process?

I like being able to put my ideas down in a visual format. Connecting with other people is important to me and I can do that with art.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in the badlands, Amidon, and I’ve lived in Minot since 2003. I generally work with watercolor, acrylic or ink and my subject matter varies wildly. Some of my work is more traditional like landscapes and wildlife but I really have fun with creating odd little creatures that are sort of skeletal. I have also recently started exploring abstracted patterns and light which are a result of having eye surgery. I have also illustrated two children’s books, Moose on the Loose and The Hamster and the Firefly. I like to try to stay involved with the local art community, so I am a contributing member at Suite One Artist Co-op.

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