Calista GraaffView Bio
Calista Graaff moved from the family farm in Ellensburg, WA to Yakima in 2022. She enjoys the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and reflects that in her unique works of art.
“On the farm I loved getting out in nature and getting my hands dirty in my garden. Whenever I find some piece of rusted, discarded equipment lying around, or gaze at the sunset over the Cascades, it fascinates me to see the colors that were created naturally. Every piece of rusted equipment and every colorful view is one-of-a-kind and makes me feel something different each time I see it. There’s a special kind of beauty with every experience.”
Calista draws on that inspiration to create art that captures that same feeling of natural uniqueness. She uses controlled acrylic paint pours to create unexpected, abstract representations of natural elements. Acrylic and oil paints give her work a bold, colorful, modern style. And her occasional use of recycled books and magazines lends a literary touch and additional layers of detail and discovery.
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