“I’ve always painted.”
Nilky is a visual person; painting and drawing are natural ways to express herself. Painting allows her to immerse herself in the work, and to take a break from life’s problems. Painting a positive, happy, beautiful subject is a way to make things better.
When Nilky first came to ArtSpace, she was nervous because she didn’t know how it worked, so she talked to some of the artists and gradually became comfortable. She loves the fact that it’s a supportive space that promotes independence.
“ArtSpace allows me to be free to try different things and feel confident in my abilities and growth as an artist.” She also likes the community. She likes that art is for herself. Her notebooks and paintings help her celebrate herself and be strong in herself.