Today we’d like to introduce you to Aimée M. Everett.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Aimée M. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I am originally from New Orleans a city that inspires creativity. I have always been drawn to art and self-expression.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I try to remember that there will always be bumps in the road. As an artist, finances can be one of the biggest deterrents to staying on track. I am a creator with or without money, this fact alone gets me through tough financial times. Advice for young women: Create. No matter what anyone says, just create. Create what you think is important. If you create for other people, it won’t be authentic and your work will show it. Secondly, know your worth. Do not wait for someone to give you their stamp of approval. Move through your work and the world knowing your worth.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Aimée M. Everett Art – tell our readers more, for example, what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I am an abstract painter that uses line, texture, color, and form to connect with viewers. I am interested in how these elements can connect with a viewer on a deeper level. My work is aiming to break the silences that I have encountered in life by creating my own language. The formation of this language began with me writing down my experiences, feelings, and thoughts. Taking those writings, I recreated these thoughts through minimal line making, color, composition, and form. Each piece is a visual snapshot of the situations and feelings that I have experienced.
I currently have a few pieces showing at Austin City Hall’s People Gallery. There is a lot of foot traffic as you could imagine and I often get emails from patrons commenting about the work. One of the best comments I have heard was, “Thank you for sharing your talented gift. Brought me to a better place”. As an artist, to hear that something I created, has moved a viewer to a better place, is better than money. This is why I create, to connect without bias.
Who have you been inspired by?
My mom is a constant inspiration. Her determination and love for everyone around her has inspired me to never give up. When I hit lows, she reminds me of what I am meant to do, and never wavers in her belief in me. The next woman that has inspired me is Toni Morrison. Her first book, “The Bluest Eye”, did not receive a great reception. This what not a set back for her. Toni Morrison continued to explore and communicate the African American experience through her writings. She is now a Nobel Prize – and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor, and professor.
- Website: aimeemeverett.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: beignetaulait
Should’ve Said No, The Battle Ensues, Conjuring A Constellation, A View Of The Inside, A compliation Of The Sky, The Pursuit Of Equality, My Many Attemtps At Touching The Sun 8. Keeping Erosion At Bay, All paintings created by Aimée M. Everett