Roxi Mathis is a painter who works in both watercolor and acrylic. Her work pairs real world subject matter like landscapes, animals and figures with the unreal visual anomalies that she experienced after having multiple eye surgeries.
"I am currently a watercolor artist living and working in Minot, North Dakota. My current work is based on the experiences I had during three eye surgeries and the recovery that followed. Dealing with a detached retina caused light distortions and patterns in my vision, so I combine these with real and imagined inspiration. I like to work in detail with a lot of color and bold contrast, forming loose patterns based on the visual anomalies that I see. While much of my work includes North Dakota scenery, I also work with figurative elements. I try to tell stories that lead the viewer to find their own narrative in the work."