ARTIST BIO

Yaz is a Mixed Media artist who has been developing her artistic skills over the course of her life. She began by creating art solely as a hobby, but after becoming disabled due to Fibromyalgia, multiple car accidents, and neck surgery, art became her outlet to the world. It became her savior, driving her to push forward, to be excited and hopeful, and it allows her to have control over something in her life. Although her pain and physical limitations may keep her from creating at times, when she is able to do it she is set free from the boundaries of her health issues. And the fact that others get to enjoy her work is just the cherry on top.


When it comes to creating Yaz loves to experiment with a variety of mediums and combinations of mediums including acrylics, collage, relief printing, the list goes on. Her constant strive for experimentation is what prevents her from being tied down with one medium; plus its keeps her creative juices flowing. Although she does enjoy experimenting with various mediums, the one constant in all of her works is that they are created in her signature style, which is emphasized by her use of bright, bold, and often blocky colors. 


Yaz not only loves creating these pieces for herself, but she also enjoys sharing her creations with others as she actively exhibits it in various galleries, cafés, and offices in and around Sacramento. Two of her multimedia California flags are on permanent display at the California Association of Councils of Governments located in Downtown Sacramento. You can also find her paintings on a Sacramento News & Review Newsrack that she custom painted with pieces from her Matisse Inspired Rappers Series back in 2014; the Newsrack is located in front of the SN&R office located in Sacramento. Her work can also be found beyond Sacramento as one of her California flag pieces is on display in the office of the President of the League of Women Voters in Washington, D.C..


While she does love creating her California Flag pieces and painting her favorite rappers, she also enjoys painting a variety of other subjects utilizing various styles from abstract to the more realistic. Beyond what she has created, her ultimate goal is to inspire others to see the artist within themselves, even those who don't consider themselves "artists". Additionally, Yaz seeks to awaken an appreciation for all types of art regardless of medium, subject or style.