Today we’d like to introduce you to Cassandra Douglas.
Cassandra, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I have always been a creative person. When I was young I would create stories and draw pictures to go with them. I used to take old discarded, unmatched socks and hand sew clothes for my Barbies. I took my first Photography courses in High School, I had an immediate love for film and photography. I started playing guitar at 16 and started painting at 18. I found myself through my artwork. Whether it was shooting photos, playing music, sewing, drawing or painting I had to do something creative to help myself through all the emotional phases of life. I started showing artwork in small pop up shows around 2010, I’ve met some amazing artist who have helped shape who I am today as an artist.
Can you give our readers some background on your art?
My focus right now is in painting. My work currently is centered around expressing Feminism and the strength and fragility it takes to be a woman and deal with the social situations we have to deal with on a daily basis. My hope is that Women feel empowered to share their stories, their history, their pain, their experiences without shame, or the feeling that our experiences with hurt and abuse (in all forms) is not significant enough to make a difference to someone. I would like those who look at my artwork to take a second and appreciate, encourage, and praise the Women around them, or even themselves.
How do you think about success, as an artist, and what do quality do you feel is most helpful?
I would say success is achieved when you approach your artwork with an open mind and heart. Let your work speak to you, surround yourself with other artist who encourage you, who critique your work constructively, challenge you as an artist and person, and who have a general interest in seeing you grow as an artist. Take advice for what it is, evaluate it, translate it into something that works for you and your work. Success is never thinking that you’ve mastered your craft and choosing to continue to grow and perfect your skill.
What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I am currently not showing at a gallery; however, I do show from time to time at The World-Famous Doll Hut in Anaheim. Right now, the best place to see my work is on my Facebook https://www.facebook.com/CassandraDouglas.art.beyond.reason/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/art.beyond.reason/
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- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/art.beyond.reason/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CassandraDouglas.art.beyond.reason
- Other: artbeyondreason.bigcartel.com
All images are my own.