East Orange, New Jersey 07017, United States

Pieces of Kaylaa

East Orange, New Jersey 07017, United States

About

Artist in love with painting and pursuing art therapy.

My name is Kayla Middleton. I grew up in Jersey City, New Jersey and that is where I found my love and passion for art. I mainly paint, but practice other forms of art as well. In 2006, I realized I had a "thing" for art. I was only about seven years old, but I knew that art gave me peace and made me happy. My parents were very supportive and started buying me sketch books, markers and almost anything else to help me activate and practice my gift. I was very inconsistent with my art while growing up, because of society, and the idea that being a successful artist was almost impossible. In Middle school, my school had a Dr. Seuss event and my art teacher asked me and a couple of other students to draw for the event. I was so honored. 

For high school, I moved to a small town, everyone knew each other, and I knew no one. This forced me to become more active and involved in art because I didn;t have anyone to talk to or hang out with. My sophmore year in highschool, I took an art class because it was a requirement.. but  my teacher became so supportive of me and my gift that I knew I had to do something with it. So I practiced and practiced my gift.

My freshman year in College I made an art page, and I really struggled with the name of it. "Kayla's Art" wasn't going to cut it for me. But then I thought "PiecesofKaylaa" because my art was a piece of me. The more support I received, I knew "PiecesofKaylaa" was going to be more than just an instagram page. I knew I had to make it a place where people could go and get a piece made, not just a piece for them; but a piece of them. 

I am currently in my junior year of college studying the arts and social work, so I can pursue a career in the art therapy field. Check out my website for more pieces and Follow my instagram for update

Location

East Orange, New Jersey 07017, United States