With a paint brush in one hand and a glass of wine in the other, Colleen Elizabeth creates unusual yet captivating paintings that speak to a modern soul. The Minnesota-born artist works out of her home attic studio in St. Paul, turning playful sketches into impactful paintings. Stepping back from her work gives the viewer the unbelievable experience of basic lines and blocks of color, coming together to create complex and bold creations. Constantly inspired by nature, interior design and the colors of every day Colleen explores her creativity and hopes that her paintings bring peace and stillness to the world.

Colleen believes the desire to create is the most powerful part of herself. When she isn’t in her studio, she is creating using anything else she can.

Portrait photo by Catherine Tapper

Video by Ben Enke