“I believe what makes me a successful artist is often a paradox of mindsets: whimsical and free thinking with my ideas yet disciplined and commanding to execute those ideas. I spend countless hours on my art—from conception to completion my mind is always calculating the next move to bring everything I visualize to life. My creative mission is to consistently move towards new challenging work: I believe that is what enthralls the viewer to see beyond the art and into my soul as it in turn touches their own.”
Whitney is a self-taught multi-disciplinary fine artist practicing in the mediums of drawing since she was 3, painting since she was 15 and collage since she was 27. Born in Alaska into a 3rd generation commercial fishing family and raised in Mukilteo, WA, she attended Duke University on athletic scholarship and in 2009 received her B.A. in Fine Arts. Whitney’s signature style is contemporary realism with a flare of pop-cultural nostalgia. She considers
herself as “old school, raw and a purist” in that she does not intermix different mediums or partake in the liberties of this modern tech era to achieve her collage masterpieces: everything is free-handed and that stems from the thousands of hours put into refining her fundamental art skills over the past 25years. This is reflected early on in her childhood: “I didn’t like coloring books or tracing, I was always a blank, white slate kid.”
She has displayed her work nationally including Miami, Los Angeles, New York City, Denver and in various venues throughout her home city of Seattle. She displayed in her first international exhibit back in her ancestrial homeland of Sweden two years ago. Her goals are to exhibit in Copenhagen and New York City in 2020.