Hello My Name is Quia Z…

I am a contemporary abstract artist who was born to two amazing parents who are both Marines.  The oldest of 3 children, I grew up traveling the world and have lived in several countries and U.S. states.  I’ve been lucky enough to draw inspiration from everywhere I’ve lived: Morocco, Norway, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, South Carolina, Virginia & Florida.

I have always been a lover of the arts since I was a little girl and blessed to have experienced exciting cultures at a young age!  My baby sister was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 9, I was 13 years old at the time and my brother was 12.  An extremely difficult time within our family,  I often listened to classical music, played piano and sketched to release tension.  Art whether it was visual or musical helped to lift my spirits and give me hope.  Today I can say my sister is a cancer survivor and I am eternally grateful for her brave example at such a young age.

I am  a self taught artist & have been painting with purpose for several years.   I graduated from Florida A&M University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management and a minor in military science.  I searched for many years trying to find my niche and realized I loved to create.  I am continually learning & experimenting with new techniques and always challenging myself on this journey.  I believe that art like music can change your mood, your thoughts and even your actions.  The right piece can lift your spirits, create nostalgia and speak to you in a way that no person can.  I create vibrant art because I believe color is one of the greatest gifts that God as our creator has given us.  It’s impactful, it’s psychological, it affects each person differently.  I specifically want my art to provide energy, warmth, excitement and stimulation when you lay your eyes on it.

I currently reside in Tallahassee with my hubby and 2 wonderfully exhausting and entertaining children.


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