Born in Oregon and raised in Hawaii, Skye Amber Sweet is a self-taught artist who was first influenced by her mother, a still life and portrait artist and her father who handcrafted art and jewelry out of wood on his time off.
Working in canvas and on large-scale murals, she has a lush, raw, evocative style that expresses the emotion that fills her artistry, as she transcribes her feelings from her heart to her brush and onto canvas or wall. Some works are figurative and some abstract; her color palette ranges from dark to intensely vibrant.
Working from her studio in Silver Lake, Sweet also raises funds for donated community projects such as a recent mural in the city of Hawthorne, assists with art rentals, and artist mentoring. And, Sweet also works on Skyepoet.com, an entity she founded in 2007 to help share her art and to assist other artists. It also provides a platform for her to write about artists that she supports and exhibits, showcasing two featured artists or authors monthly with a focus on the link between psyche and creation.
Sweet is also dedicated to helping other artists by coaching them, blogging about art and artists as well as being a supportive and available for anybody that needs her expertise. She also has curatorial projects planned for the upcoming months that involves various types of art exhibitions which will give her a wider platform to advocate the arts.
One of her main goals is to leave her two children and her community with a legacy of love, peace, hope, and art, as well as the desire to, as she puts it, “change the world” in a positive way.