Angie Correia Is a self-taught artist born in Fort Worth, Texas and lived in various states including Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, and Louisiana. She moved from Colorado Springs, CO to Bossier City, LA in 2010. My dream is to become a full time self sustaining artist. She has always been drawn to various arts including textile art, visual art, and pottery. After quilting, knitting, and ceramics for numerous years, she found her true passion in painting and mixed media. She mainly work with acrylics, inks, charcoal, and found objects. The inspiration for her paintings is found in different music genres, everyday surroundings, and nature. She loves creating texture in her paintings with unusual things not associated in a fine art painting and experimenting with combining different mediums. The majority of her works have a gritty contemporary urban feel.
Billie Brown moved from Portland, Oregon five years ago to Shreveport to be near family. Their careers in industrial construction allowed them to travel the United States, Canada and Mexico. Billie is now retired. She has always been drawn to artists and creative people. Her oldest daughter , Angie was the one who encouraged her to put paint to canvas and she has never looked back. With no formal training, she has been fortunate to have had the support and mentoring from her and several other local artists. As one artist told me- “just keep slinging paint.”
Using acrylics, Billie incorporates her own mono prints with recycled materials, layering color and texture. Never knowing where the canvas will take her, it will always seem to include happy, funky grunge and surprise. And she loves it!!
This collection of artworks will hang at 1800 Prime from May 1st until June 30th, 2018.
Upcoming WAM Events:
- Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 at 5:30pm (Sarah Joy Lewis)
- Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 5:30pm (Ginger Elliott Briggs)