Art making is the most joyful thing I do. But the road to that discovery was unexpected. When I began my pre-med studies at the University of Washington, I took up ceramics to keep me sane and grounded during my demanding academic schedule. As I carved wheel-thrown porcelain vessels and created sculptural masks, something new began to awaken inside of me. I began to fantasize about being an artist instead of a doctor. When I finally picked up a paintbrush and created my first painting, I felt like a captive bird that had been set free and my soul began to sing.
I continued my intellectual pursuits alongside my artistic development. My interest in Eco- philosophy and the Science of Consciousness served as an inspirational foundation for my art making. My philosophy is that Nature is the ground of our Being, and by immersing ourselves in Her Beauty one can experience directly the answers to many of the questions philosophers contemplate. As a studio artist, art making is a way for me to keep that immersion in Nature in focus even when Iím working indoors.
Artimis has shown in several solo and group exhibitions along the west coast of the USA and Ecuador beginning in 1993. Her work hangs in collections throughout the United States, South America and Europe and is currently available online and directly from the artist.
Artimis travels extensively to renew her passion for life and art. She is currently working on several new series of a semi-abstract nature having to do with "Immigration: Animal Movements Across the Earth", and "New Beginnings: Seeds and Pods."