Miri Akkerman is an artist living in Baltimore, Maryland. Her work uses flowers and nature to explore color, composition, and movement. Miri uses thick, deliberate strokes to capture the veins of color that make up a flower, forming sculptural, abstract shapes. While some artists use their art to express their angst, Miri’s paintings serve as a celebration of life’s beauty. Her paintings evoke feelings of joy and happiness in recognizing the art in nature that is found right in front of us. Miri’s work serves as a reminder that life can be a masterpiece bursting with color.