a bit about me:
Kayla Ek is an American Artist, Muralist and Illustrator based out of New York State. Her paintings, illustrations and sculptures give viewers and collectors a peak inside her surreal and emotive view of reality. Her signature painting style is easily recognizable with her multiple eyes and deep saturated colors.
Kayla is self taught and has been sharing drawings from her imaginative mind since she was 10 years old. As a way to escape her stressors, she started her love for art with nothing but lined paper and ball-point pens.
As years went by, Kayla's skills developed as well as her passion for art - She has curated multiple galleries, hosted numerous community art events in multiple cities, assisted with town government marketing campaigns, designed and painted murals all over the tri-state area and also operated and ran her own art studio where she taught a range of different private and group art-lessons.
As of recently, in her 20's - Kayla dedicates majority of her time into expanding her own body of work, creating and diving into new mediums and spreading her surreal art in the community around her.
Kayla has won many awards due to her excellence in the Arts and the work she has contributed to the Connecticut Fine Arts community - such as the 2014 Connecticut Association of Schools Outstanding Arts Award, The 2014 Walter Kopsick Memorial Award, & the 2014 Energy PRZ Award.
Kayla has also worked hands on with Comedy Central Comedian, Dave Reilly, Bolt Printing CEO Lana Corsano, Head Designer Sully Orellana, and International Curator Analise Nelson.