Kayla Ackelson-Mannato, Artist

I’ve enjoyed creating art for as long as I can remember. Lately I have mainly been working in collage, watercolor and acrylics. I enjoy working in painting because of its fluidity – it definitely has a mind of its own and I never know exactly what my pieces will end up looking like! Art has always served as an outlet for me. The process of creating is very meditative and I enjoy the moment of calm it offers. Being intentional with my artwork brings me back to the present moment and can ground me when I need it most. I enjoy working and creating in different art mediums, exploring the possibilities, and seeing what new combinations I can come up with. I find inspiration and meaning in my encounters with nature, memories, the human body, and so much more.

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