Isabella Covert is an acrylic painter focusing on paintings of the female form. She is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison pursuing a BFA with a focus on painting. Originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, her works have been shown in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, along with galleries in Chicago, Illinois. Her works have also been seen in online exhibitions through galleries located as far as California. Her paintings question society’s view of the female form in day-to-day life by capturing moments of emotion and vulnerability. Exploring the capabilities of paint, she plays with the movement of brushstrokes in creating these forms.
Like many artists, painting has become a visual outlet as a way to expand the limits of one’s thoughts. I paint with the intent of expressing a feeling from within, letting go and getting lost in the process, allowing the brushstrokes to happen serendipitously. Authentic brushstrokes bring a sense of movement to a two-dimensional work along with depth within the figure, something that I allow to occur naturally. The ability to release energy into a piece is a beautiful concept in art. Personal experiences and the events that occur around us heavily influence perspectives and topics in art. Intimacy between the viewer and the person in the painting is a powerful connection that I convey in my work as if the audience is personally witnessing an exposing, emotional, or impactful moment. Through personal and vulnerable works that bring one into a moment, I paint to make one question their immediate thoughts when viewing a woman painted.