Stina Aleah uses her life experiences to create breathtaking oil paintings
Life took a sudden turn for Stina Aleah in 2005 when she suffered a femur break while competing in the Long Jump at a Track Meet in which she was chasing the title and record. Before this injury, art was not a part of Stina's life nor what she thought her future would bestow upon her. Due to this major incident, Stina was placed in the art room of her High School in order to heal from her injury and avoid the busy hallways of her high school. Devastated that her track career may be over, anxiety and depression took over but as she sat in that art room, she began to create. Stina Aleah fell in love with the power of creativity and artistry while healing herself physically and mentally.
With this newfound attraction to art, she began nurturing a talent not many can claim to own. For years Stina became a student of her craft, learning everything she could in order to teach herself how to draw what her mind was seeing and how to visually express her feelings. Her dedication to mastering technique truly paid off when she focused her attention solely on the medium of oil painting in 2015. As she began to teach herself how to paint, her passion for art and storytelling through her work became a tremendous staple in who she is and what her career means today. Stina Aleah uses her life experiences to create breathtaking oil paintings that leave you motivated and inspired. Her work has been collected both nationally and internationally, collaborating with major corporations, Emmy nominated television series, celebrities, galleries, and exhibitions.
“Every painting offers an assumed perception of reality. One can look at my work and interpret its own meaning, depending on how it identifies with the viewer.
When creating artwork, I integrate raw emotions and experiences from my personal life. Always striving to keep my paintings honest, by producing them genuinely from the heart.
Behind every brushstroke, the transition of color, and embellished figure, underlies a hidden message.
I encourage viewers to look beyond the surface of the canvass to uncover stories that are relevant and identifiable to ourselves and our society."
— Stina Aleah