In both her paintings and drawings, Braathen seamlessly transitions between elements of skillful figuration and expressively ambient abstraction. This blending of genres, traditions, and technique imbues her work with a unique sensibility that melds close observation of nature and human dynamics with theatricality and acute emotional attunement. Braathen’s work stills and materializes the flux of life’s constant becoming into a bodied abstraction of meditative paint swirled in masterful grooves of balanced coloration.


The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.