Art of the Week–new member Ava Cosey

Ava Cosey is a new art member and the first vice president of the recently formed Bayou City Branch (Houston, TX). Active in the visual arts scene in Houston and througout Texas, she was nominated this year for Texas State Artist by the Texas Commission on the Arts. She attended Art Advocacy Day – Texas for the Arts in Austin, Texas and the Texas Commission on the Arts Conference, visited the Capitol during the 84th Legislation and met with State Senators.

Her works are a part of permanent collections and galleries, and can be seen at her website http://www.acoseyart.com/. Scroll down for a few works featured here as the Art of the Week.

In her own words:

In 1997, I experienced an epiphany that catapulted my creative, remarkable talent.

Art rejuvenates the soul. I experience infinite inspiration and I am fascinated by the mystery of visualization and its startling effect. I am dedicated to my gift and my passion is to share my God given talents.

I work in all mediums. I use oil, acrylic, pastels, ink and mixed media. I also work with the process of monoprints, silkscreens, etchings, sculpting and fiber arts. I use vivid colors, majestic characters and universal themes in my work. I love painting meaningful images, places and things.

My goal is to capture the interest of the viewer by creating a visual story that will intrigue and invoke emotions which relates to their experiences.

Abstract Warriors Oil Painting Ava Cosey Bayou City Branch, TX

Abstract Warriors
Oil Painting
Ava Cosey
Bayou City Branch, TX

My Mind Ain't on These Beads Oil Painting Ava Cosey Bayou City Branch, TX

My Mind Ain’t on These Beads
Oil Painting
Ava Cosey
Bayou City Branch, TX

Determined Oil Painting Ava Cosey Bayou City Branch, TX

Determined
Oil Painting
Ava Cosey
Bayou City Branch, TX

Her painting, “Ancestor’s Torch” was unveiled at the Houston Community College – San Jacinto Auditorium for the nationally acclaimed Kinsey Collection, and traveled to Mississippi State University this spring as part of the Kinsey Treasures Collection. It can be seen here in the background behind speaker Morgan Freeman.

Ava Cosey's work, Ancestor's Torch with the Kinsey Treasures Collection

Ava Cosey’s work, Ancestor’s Torch with the Kinsey Treasures Collection

Comments

  1. Marilyn Lewis-Alim says:

    Welcome to NLAPW Ava! Your art is wonderful!!

  2. Absolutely stunning! The world is surely enriched with your beautiful talent and your sharing this with us and history. Countless people must be saying what I am: thank you! Lois

  3. Greetings my sister:

    what a wonderful gift to open my email and to find notification of your art work there. Congrats on all the recognition and appreciation you have received for your elegant work. I love the colors and I perceive a serenity in the midst of the intensity in your work. I am inspired this very day to open my little kit and to paint again with your work as a stimulus.
    Are there poems or short stories to accompany them. “I ain’t thinking about these beads” could lend itself to a fine poem or short story.
    I am happy to make your acquaintance.
    Luisah Teish. author of Jambalaya: The Natural Woman’s Book of Personal Charms and Practical Rituals

  4. I am so honored to know Ava-a sister Mississippian and to have her as part of the League and the Bayou City Branch. I’m excited about the future!!–Treanor