Today we’d like to introduce you to Krystle Ceasar.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
Art has been a significant part of my identity since I was a little girl. As a child, I preferred to sit in my room and draw instead of jumping rope or climbing trees. In the second grade, I decided I would “become” an artist when I grew up.
During my senior year at La Marque High School, I participated in the Annual Texas City Arts Festival, in which I was awarded first and second place for two still-life drawing pieces. After high school, I furthered my art education at the College of the Mainland and the University of Houston- Clear Lake. In hopes of obtaining a profitable creative career, I majored in graphic design. While pursuing my undergraduate degree, I partook in a couple of exhibitions, such as the UHCL BFA Exhibition and the Oh Snap! 2 Juried Cell Phone Photo Exhibition. One of my cell phone photography pieces won third place at the Oh Snap! 2 exhibition.
In 2014, I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Houston- Clear Lake. This is where the plot twist begins. I was never offered a graphic design role for any of the companies I interviewed with. So I decided to take the graphic design and photography skills I gained from college to start my own freelance photography and design business. I knew nothing about running a business and later came to the realization that I wasn’t passionate about graphic design. I enjoy photography, and conduct portrait photography sessions on a part-time basis. Last year, I let go of trying to force myself to be a graphic designer. I am now strictly focused on the thing that authentically fulfills my heart, which is creative expression through painting. In recent years I have displayed paintings at The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, and group shows at Hardy & Nance Studios, such as the 10×10” Art Show, Mashed: A Mash-up Art Show, and The Black & White Art Show 2.0. I am very grateful for the amazing opportunities and experiences I have gained from these shows and will continue to participate in group shows in Houston.
Please tell us about your art.
My preferred medium is acrylic paint. I create paintings of women who are self-aware. The women I create are Goddesses because they are aware of how truly powerful they are. Their attunement with intuition allows them to receive messages from the Universe. Through deep spiritual workings, they have learned to utilize their power to manifest a reality that best serves them and the good of humanity. My work is a reflection of my spiritual awakening to my true power. Most of my work is inspired by my studies of the Hermetic philosophy written in The Kybalion. My intention is to inspire others to feel empowered. You are capable of acquiring anything you desire, so long as you consciously write your story.
As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Success is relative to each artist’s unique aspirations. My definition of success for my art career is to create an abundance of art that is authentic to my soul’s purpose, which helps me to grow both personally and artistically over the course of this lifetime. Through this process, I hope my pieces inspire my viewers along the way.
Consistency is essential to success for any artist, regardless of the goals they have for their career. Success is inevitable to the artist who continues on their journey despite the rejections, obstacles, and periods of confusion.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I am hosting a pop-up art exhibition of my recent paintings on February 9, 2019 at Sharespace on Preston. Information about this show can be found on my website at www.krystleceasar.com. Please subscribe to the mailing list on my site to receive notifications about any upcoming shows I will be participating in. Connect with me on Instagram @Krystleceasar to follow my art journey, and view works in progress.
- Website: www.krystleceasar.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/krystleceasar/