Modern Neo-Impressionist Acrylic Painter
Arika Tilden is an acrylic painter that works in the Neo-Impressionist style of Pointillism, incorporating aspects of Impressionism and Realism to create a modern take on a historic style. She takes advantage of multiple different painting techniques to achieve an end result, rather than being locked into being a purist. She is currently working on compositions that combine the animal world with “moments caught on tape” and straddles the line between Realism, Impressionism, and Abstract Expressionism.
Historically, her paintings have revolved around Greek Mythology, human portraiture, fantasy adventure, and storyboard-like narration.
Arika is a member of the LGBT+ community, being a Transgender, Non-binary, Bigender human being who embodies both male and female genders in one, but presents as female. Besides art, Arika enjoys developing desktop and website applications using a variety of different languages, composing music for piano, and enjoying past episodes of the Graham Norton show from the BBC network. She is a trauma survivor in recovery, a minority of a minority group, and has often been misunderstood due to her rich vocabulary and above average intellect. She is most comfortable connecting to women who have interesting life experiences and who love to share them at length.
Arika was educated at the University of Michigan-Flint and Mott Community College in figure drawing, still-life painting, art history, composition, color theory, and graphic design. She is originally from Saginaw, Michigan. She lived the majority of her adult life in Flint, before moving to Muskegon in 2018.
Arika is a member artist at City Center Arts, where she has been showing her work since September 2020.
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