Artist Angela Botz
Painter of Inspiration
A self-taught artist, Angela was born and raised in Southern Illinois. After working 25 years in the commercial sector as Art Director for a silkscreened company and contact screen printing in St. Louis, Missouri, she decided it was time to venture out on her own after the sale of the company.
Inspired by various mediums such as canvas, wood, stained glass, ceramic, fabric and paper, and glassware, Angela often mixes these mediums in each work to achieve a complex piece. Painting is not always a self-evident decision when choosing creativity … even expanding into the unexpected for an immersive relationship to the art piece and theme, such as incorporating hearing aid batteries into the construction. Angela has learned to work fast, with a busy work and travel schedule in a 12-year career as Community Outreach Coordinator and Independent Living Specialist – Deaf Services at IMPACT CIL in Alton, Illinois! She has a passion for helping, educating, and empowering people with disabilities, including the Deaf Community on local, state, and national levels.
She has also trained as a teacher, specializing in teaching art therapy to people with disabilities, both youth, and adults, in order to help them foster the same enthusiasm that she has for painting. Many cherish the connection with their identity.