About Caeleigh Girard
My name's Caeleigh Girard and I am officially a graduate of Northern Michigan University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts, my concentration being Electronic Imaging. It's very exciting! I'll be moving to either Ann Arbor, Michigan or Holland, Michigan, after living at home for a few months to start my job search and begin my new life as an aspiring artist. Before attending Northern Michigan University, I attended Kirtland Community College and received my associates in Fine Arts, with a concentration in Photography.
I've done a variety of commissioned works, such as novel covers, movie posters, exhibition postcards and websites. I really enjoy doing freelance work for others; whether I am giving people what they've envisioned in their minds or if I have had complete artistic freedom. Feel free to contact me and propose an idea you want presented.
Although there has been a noticeable lack of faith in my life, the subject has always kept a comfortable spot in the back of my mind, and I find it invigorating to portray it in a new light. I create art nouveau-inspired portraits of strong women such as goddesses and powerful figures that have a strong aura of feminism. My work portrays surroundings that not only speaks of their lives, but includes imagery to help paint a vivid picture of the theme I have been adjusting and improving of faith and feminism.
In some of my work, I challenge myself by completely limiting my color pallet to both the absence of color and the complete fulfillment of color; black and white. In these pieces, I include intricate detail in simple objects so depth is added where normally there wouldn't be. In other artworks, the use of color and environment is used to create a deeper sense of depth and to show a further understanding of illustration.
While I use a variety of sides of the emotional spectrum in my art, and dabble in different means of illustration, my process and methodology remain consistent. A sense of feminism and faith is likely to appear in my art, as well as a range of experimentation with hue, vectors and emotion.
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