My name is Grace Chepenik, and I am a twenty-one year old artist from Jacksonville, Florida. Currently, I am a senior at the University of Miami where I am pursuing my Bachelors of Fine Arts with concentrations in painting and glassblowing. In my work, I present my love for life and connectivity to other beings. I use intense colors and brushstrokes to explore and represent these relationships. I strive to create work that presents high energy and brings joy to the space, because each piece was made with it. I am constantly inspired by animals, nature and colors, which leads me to translate moments that spoke to me into my artistic style. I create recognizable images that shift the viewers into a radiant and stimulating environment that I can see beneath the black and white photograph. My paintings are a metaphorical representation of these types of relationships through form, color, subject, and imagery.