What A Painted 'Why' Looks Like...

A handful of artists from our Creative Bones Community, came together to create a special collaboration. They called it, 'From Feeling to Canvas'... and it's kind of the best thing ever. Each artist painted the feelings that drove them to be creative and get in the studio. If you've never painted how creating makes you feel, after looking at their work you just might want to!

"Take Me There" by Daylynn Drever

Can you tell me a little about you and your art?

My name is Daylynn and I’m a mixed media artist and Registered Nurse from Calgary, AB, Canada. I started painting in my little condo back in February of 2020 at the beginning of the pandemic. I was at a point where I needed something to help take my mind off the stress of work and give me something to do in my spare time. After painting with watercolors for awhile, I started experimenting with other mediums and fell in love with almost everything I tried.

I would describe my art as bright, abstract, whimsical and fun. I really enjoy being able to paint a “place” - whether that means a physical landscape or a state of mind. I’m not very rigid with my art and I don’t plan much out beforehand. Sometimes I like to have an idea in my head of what I’m trying to convey and then let loose on the canvas.

You and 4 other artists took on a creative prompt to paint your why. Can you tell me a little about your why and what it was like to paint it?

I paint and create art to help bring balance to