Connection, which is the aim of human life, manifests differently in every person. Art, which is the aim of every artist, manifests differently in every artist’s creation. The sweet balance between the two is found by harmonising both humanity and art to things that are beautiful, lovable, and true.
In this solo exhibition, Alisha Farmer (aka @paintlily) beautifully attempts to illustrates the diversity of personas that represent her community; the Bay Area in California. In learning and capturing individual stories that shape her environment, she draws inspiration from the colourful yet sometimes bleak stories of known and unknown characters. Her charismatic hand drawn portraits therefore become caricatural projections of those stories.
“I’m inspired by the people surrounding me and the biographies I read about public figures.”
You can follow Alisha on instagram @paintlily.