"As an Artist, my work helps to explore and uncover the inner self. It's about SELF discovery! "
Polly is a mixed media artist who works primarily in acrylics, collage, oil pastels, inks, and pencil on wood, canvas and fine art paper. She earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and utilizes her prior counseling experience in her current art practice. Polly’s work explores the hidden and undiscovered parts of a person that typically lie beneath the exterior. She likens her art process of peeling away the surface layers of paint and paper to that of an onion, a common metaphor used in the process of self-discovery.
Her artwork is intuitive, expressive and rich in texture. Polly’s artwork has been known to generate personal narratives for the viewer which are meant to be written down and pondered upon in the days that follow.
Polly began painting nearly 20 years ago after trading in a career track to follow a creative path. Her work merges self-discovery through art and looking inward. She has sold and exhibited her work at retail shops, boutiques, bazaars, women's conferences, galleries, juried and unjuried art exhibits. Her style has evolved from Decorative Painting to Figurative and Illustrative Painting. At times, you can still see traces of her former style which sometimes spill into her current, more Abstract and Expressive way of working.
She is a native of Southern California and has facilitated creative and expressive workshops as a way to help people acknowledge the unacknowledged and to discover more of who they are.
Polly’s Illustrative Paintings have been used in;
CD Cover Design
2014- For The Rest Of Your Life, Denise Capra
2014- Children Of Promise, Denise Capra
2014- Buried Treasure, Denise Capra
2017- California Country Gal
2020- For The Rest Of Your Life – Kindle Version – Denise Capra
2020- California Country Gal, Pancake & Waffle Mix
Coachella Magazine; Dec 15, 2020 Digital Version- UNCERTAIN TIMES
Polly’s work can also be found in private collections within the US, Canada and Mexico