My Art

My collages begin by randomly painting one or more papers with a good amount of abandon (typically with a brayer), without any specific objective or end product in mind. I then play around with the painted papers, cutting here and there, in order to discover what wants to be created. Over time, I have noticed that my best work tends to come from playing around with paint and papers instead of cautiously executing some preconceived idea. Go figure! 

Bio

Colleen Overman is an artist & writer living in Portland, Oregon- though she is known to wander frequently and without giving adequate notice. When she's not painting papers next to her 16 year-old cat/assistant, Gracie, you can find her taking dance classes, exploring, attempting to learn how to cook, spending time with friends/family, and shipping stickers & decals (for her other creative venture, A Word That Sticks). 

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