Aurora Winkler grew up in western Maine, where the mountains, rivers and oceans have always been her inspiration for art making. After graduating from Sierra Nevada College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in ceramics, she continued to pursue her dream to be an artist. Her studio is currently in the foothills of Western Maine, nestled between the rugged White Mountains and the diamond-bright Atlantic coast.
Aurora's abstract paintings offer us a visual storytelling. She uses paint and oil stick and chalk, building up colorfully textured layers on canvas. Her works consist of unique designs and tend to kindle subtle hints of nostalgia. The work is simultaneously calm and turbulent, like the coastal region from which she derives her inspiration.