Artist Ava Sharifian lives and paints in Austin, Texas. Ava’s paintings are often called “abstract expressionist” and there is a strong element of the natural world in most of her work. Color is essential in Ava’s paintings and she uses a palette knife to create textures and shapes within an atmospheric field made by using paint brushes. Ava believes that the visual world is so valuable in contributing to the way we feel everyday and that what we surround ourselves with is an integral part of being a conscious, healthy person. She hopes that her paintings bring a little magic to anyone who has a look!