Meet the Artist
My paintings pull from both positive and negative moments in my history and memories. As I can only speak to my own personal experience I choose to primarily paint female identifying models to tell the story of different events throughout my life, while hoping to invoke a shared emotional understanding with my audience. Viewers are lured in by the bright, saturated colors and shiny materials, but left with an unsettling feeling, inciting a sense of joy that is quickly overshadowed by a subtle melancholia. The women in my paintings are controlling the gaze of the viewer by looking away or directly back at them. By working with cliché gendered feminine motifs such as florals or painting in shades of pink my work draws your attention to the female gaze, telling a story through the lens of the woman. It is also meant to bring your attention to the gaze cast upon us, providing my own commentary on consent and our place in the world. My current paintings are a mix of acrylic and oil paint on canvas. Some paintings include mixed media elements such as metallic papers, mylar, sequins, glitter or plastic flowers.
Roxy is a visual artist currently based in Northwest Arkansas. She attended high school in New Delhi, India, where she developed her love of painting. After graduating with her bachelors in fine art from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2012, she went on to get her masters from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2015. She moved back to the Northwest Arkansas area in 2016 and has been focusing on building her career as a solo artist since that time.