I find my inspiration as an artist from the beauty of Mother Earth. Through my eyes a bush that someone else would call brown becomes a beautiful array of purples, reds, greens and all other manner of colors. I am constantly searching, studying and identifying how light and form create beauty. My purpose in painting is to capture on canvas what I see so that others can see the world through my eyes. The goal of my creative process is to reveal the beauty in a brown bush.
Everyday I seek to learn from everything around me. I believe very strongly that one can learn something from anyone, no matter their ability. It is the pursuit of a lifetime to become able -minded enough to be able to hear what someone is saying and understand what you need to hear. Only once you do this will you truly start to master yourself. I believe in finding your soul mate, if art is what speaks to you, then
you should do it. Love will find a way, and if you deny your heart then you will never be truly happy.
Born in 1989, Kwani showed artistic excellence at a young age and was recognized nationally throughout her youth. She continued growing her talents in high school, where she was able to learn and master skills that aren't usually developed until college.
In college Kwani pursued a degree in Biology and late in the game decided to change her focus to Fine Art. Quickly her talents and ability were recognized by her peers and professors.
Kwani excels in the areas of Sculpture, Painting, Book Making and Photography. Her Biology background informs her creative process through her understanding of anatomy and light.
She graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Oil Painting from Brigham Young University -Idaho. The friends that she gained there were life altering and they continue to inspire and support her today.
As a colorist she seeks to capture the beauty of light in all that she paints. Her paintings have a strong sense of life because of the illuminating colors found in them. She draws her inspiration from everything around her and believes very firmly that if you are willing to listen you can learn from anyone.
Kwani is a Santa Clara-Tewa Pueblo Indian. Her heritage is very important and influences her artwork in nature and spiritual elements. She is also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her religion plays a very strong role in directing who she is developing into as an artist.
Kwani currently lives in Ogden, UT with her Husband Dallen, daughter Tayva and dog Kiwi. She loves running and the outdoors. When she is not creating she spends time with family, reading, and playing piano or viola.