Caleigh (Cali) Ellison is an artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Art has always been Caleigh's passion. In kindergarten, her nickname was the "craft queen." She's always been covered in paint, glitter, makeup...all the artsy stuff, since she was little. When she grew up, she began loving art even more because she can be 100% herself in every piece that she paints. No compromises. Caleigh picks up her paint brush, pencil, and instantly..she's in her space. Art has always been comforting, therapeutic even. Anytime she is feeling stressed, upset, anxious, she can paint and all those thoughts go away. Translating messiness into creativity.
Caleigh's style is influenced by what she's grown up around. The bohemian/southwestern style pulls from the warm tones and pink sunsets all around her desert-y state. She loves working with florals and the warmth of people's skin tones. Acrylic is a favorite medium to work with, given that it allows combining messiness, with beautiful.
Caleigh believes that beauty comes from ashes, and that is what she tries to portray in her pieces. Don't forget to check out her art blog www.beautyfromashesblog.com