Mystele Kirkeeng is a self taught, acrylic-mixed media folk artist living in Illinois by way of Texas. Her work focuses mainly on imaginary female subjects with wonder, hope, and encouragement as underlying themes. Most of her paintings and make-ings are of brown women, but this focus is not meant to show preference of one people over another. Rather, her characters are naturally created from her vantage point in American history.

My prayer is that the art that comes out of my life will renew your sense of wonder

in the midst of a world that has so many dark places.

ღ Mystele

Painting...

Painting...

and Make-ing...

and Make-ing...

and Teaching

and Teaching