As a mixed media artist currently working in Pittsburgh, PA, I create original artwork inspired by my interests in organic evolution, symbiosis, and exploring the origins of life.  

    Through my Infinity Series, I explore the fluidity of nature and the constant motion of time.  Everything evolves and changes - not just organic life, but also the earth and the cosmos.  My Symbiotic Planet series also explores this theme of evolution, of how all life is connected and interacting as a whole.  

    One of my greatest goals in my art and my life is to achieve balance.  There’s always a struggle to maintain homeostasis, to pull myself back to the center.  My work has become much more minimal over the years.  I’ve moved from a tightly controlled, medical illustration-inspired process to a more organic and dynamic vernacular.  I like to create work that is both spontaneous and deliberate — it’s controlled chaos… My process is about making an expression and then fine-tuning it.  I find that creating successful minimal art is way more challenging than realism or illustration.  It’s a delicate balance that can easily be lost if over-worked.  

    Abstract expressionists Cy Twombly and Helen Frankenthaler are major stylistic influences for me.  My bright, saturated palette draws from happy places in my memory including boardgames, cartoons and candy stores.  My Happy Hills series are a reference to the great Bob Ross.  I’m an avid plant collector and succulent propagator.  I studied Biological Anthropology, Biology and Fine Art, and I’m endlessly inspired by the wonders of life all around me.  Thank you for viewing my work - I hope that it inspires some wonder in your day.

Thank you for visiting my site.  I hope you enjoy viewing my work and that it sparks some curiosity within you.  

Aimee Manion