2022 8. Challenge your complacency. Art Creating with Principles Tuisku "Snow" Curtis-Kolu


Art and Text by Tuisku “Snow” Curtis-Kolu

The pursuit of colour is why I paint. It makes me feel alive – ready to conquer, to feel, to evolve. Under the ethos of challenging my own complacency, I opened the black paint that has been gathering dust in the darkest corner of my art supplies and explored the abstract.

Working with shades of black allowed me to put into shapes – rather than words – the stress I was experiencing. Stress, like the colour black, isn’t necessarily the bringer of negativity. It can bring perspective, a new path – even a new approach to my own creativity.

Monochrome (oil on canvas, Scotland 2021)

Artist, Master of Law, Familiar Stranger. Snow believes couches are the beds of the busy and the ground is a welcoming cushion. She sometimes struggles to explain what she’s seeing or thinking, so she creates. Snow has a love for oil painting, but flirts with a wide variety of mediums. 

“I connect through colour – it helps me feel present. I hope it helps you to feel something unexpected.”

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