Cortlynn Sousa

“I find that producing art is very calming and helps me relieve stress.”

Cortlynn Sousa, Junior Artist

My name is Cortlynn Sousa and I am in 11th grade. I enjoy painting and photography which are two reasons why I love art. Art is important to our society because it allows people to express what they feel and their opinions on major topics. I find that producing art is very calming and helps me relieve stress. My favorite kind of art is painting because I enjoy it and find it very relaxing. My favorite medium is acrylic paint because I like painting and it’s the only type of paint I have used. I would like to try using different types of mediums and expand my skills.

My future plans for art are to keep creating over summer break and possibly take another art class next year. I have learned that art can have a wide variety of meanings and I have learned different techniques that I have never tried before. Art reflects who I am by showing what I like. My favorite thing to paint is landscapes and that displays my love for nature and the outdoors.