Mystele Kirkeeng is a self taught, acrylic-mixed media outsider/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 naturally emerge from her vantage point in the world.

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

Get to know Artist Mystele Kirkeeng, one of the CJS 2017 JumpStarters! To learn from her and 26 other artists sign up for Creative JumpStart 2017 at nathaliesstudio.com/cjs