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Artist Statement

Blessed are the weird people: poets, misfits, writers, mystics, painters, troubadours for they teach us to see the world through different eyes. -Jacob Nordby


In 2020–2021, as I continued to hone photography skills, I explored the new interest of creating digital abstract art. My curiosity was piqued while applying various software applications on photographs that resulted in bold, colorful abstracts. My abstracts are layers upon layers. Sometimes, I see one of my photographs and know exactly where to take it. Sometimes, I twist and turn to an unexpected destination. This year, I explore impressionistic painting in flor-art (flora art).

I love invigorating my art with vibrant colors. My childhood homes were plain, but I wasn’t, painting sky blue window frames and crafting faux pink roses. Now, I either bring or find together palettes of colors to abstract, such as blending a blood red, shiny cup with glowing orange drinking glass or discovering magical colors of the world around me in nature, décor, and my amateur acrylic and watercolor painting.

I am an ever emerging, experimental, contemplative artist who explores a terrain of a child’s strewn toys, mediating the intersections of photography, digital media, and, sometimes, painting, mine and others, in ever-expanding ways of understanding and evolving art.

I push boundaries to inspire others to fearlessly tell their story or find their creative outlet. I create, hoping you see my life and art as an invitation to see new possibilities of diversely engaging each other beyond the discouraging words, poor health, marginal finances, or loss of life. Take a breath. Stay a moment. Tell me your story. Find refuge in my art, and feel the kaleidoscope of impact, inspiration, rest, energy, play, delight, comfort every time you find your place in it in the frame of your daily life.

Artist Craft

            Every artist was first an amateur. -Ralph Waldo Emerson 


Y. Hope Osborn’s journey as an author and artist began in childhood from a 110mm camera to crafting, drawing, décor, and writing that amazed elementary teachers. An MA with a 4.0GPA in Professional and Technical Writing included valuable lessons in design, software application, and assignments using photography. Through all these mediums she experimented with color, composition, and communication.

Hope has made her life experience work for her. She believes if you are an artist something in your life proves it, regardless of medium.


Hope is a freelance writer, editor, and artist residing in Little Rock, Arkansas, US. She publishes stories on botanica to educate and entertain and writes about personal traumas to encourage and empathize. She photographs the riches of life’s landscapes, digitally abstracts photographs for imagination’s realms, and paints photographs in tones of impressionism.


By God’s grace, the last three years she was awarded in solo and group exhibits, local and international competitions, and publications in both writing and art, sometimes in concert.

Despite disabling health, she is tenacious about living fully and productively, growing a year-around, patio garden; loving on rowdy cat Isobel; enjoying the comfort, camaraderie, and spirit of her church family; and trying to hold fast to a God who continually holds fast to her. Among these she blooms in seeking elusive great Captures, expressing reality and imagination that captivates, inspires, or informs while enriching lives.

Artist Portfolio

Tres Aspect Artwork link opening
Art Publications
Whitefish Review Cover for link to pages

Arkansas Arts Council

Arkansas Artist Registry

Downtown Little Rock

Alley Art Project

Prism - 1090

Over and Away - 1091

NFTs (Non-fungibles)
Refuge NFT link
My Core Rises: Mycorrhiza Collection publication including my photos
2019-21-Quills & Pixels publication of photos
Artist Spotlight Solo competition certificate
Artist Spotlight Solo Exhibit Event postcard
Artist Spotlight Solo Art Exhibition certificate
Y-Hope-Osborn-artist spotlight solo art Exhibition-Postcard
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Y. Hope Osborn Solo Art Series Event Postcard
The-Rep-2020-Ann-Program with exhibit
Perspective Gallery of Y. Hope Osborn art in exhibit

Rogers Art Walk

The Rep Artworks

5 x 5 Fundraiser

Art Walk Social Media Post
Contribution to The Rep Artworks 5 x 5 fundraiser.png

Newport Delta Arts Festival

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Newport Delta Visual Arts Show Flyer
Newport Delta Visual Arts Show Flyer of Visual Artists
International Art Competition Gallery Exhibits
Best in Show Certificate for Image Color Choreography
Best in Show Certificate for Fusion Arts 6th Annual Colorful Abstractions photo Cosmos

601 total entries

Summer 555 2nd place Photography & Digital for Cosmos from Afremov
Summer 555 4th Place Overall  for Cosmos from Afremov

745 total


Best in Show Certficate from Contemporary Art Gallery Online for Abstracts 2021
Fusion Lines Shapes and Objects exhibition postcard
Fusion 2nd Lines Shapes and Objects 5th place certificate for image Color Choreography

444 total entries

Light Space Time 2nd Annual Primary Colors exhibit postcard
Light Space Time 2nd Primary Colors 8th place certificate for Trapezoid Tower

744 total entries

Light Space Time Open Art Exhibition 2019 Honorable Mention Top 20 Verge.j

782 total entries

Light Space Time Open Art Exhibition 2019 Honorable Mention Spiraling.
12th Annual Botanicals Event Postcard
Special Merit 13th Abstracts on Manhattan
12th Botanicals Special Merity on Desire

497 total entries

Fusion 4th Annual Colors Exhibit postcard
Fusion 4th Annual Colors Honorable Mention certficate for image By Gones Here By
Fusion 2nd Season Quarterly Exhibit postcard
Fusion 2nd Seasons Quarterly 3rd place certificate for image Christmas Glow
Created in Isolation 2020 -   Art Exhibi

1189 total entries

SM - Y. Hope Osborn - Created in Isolati
Special Merit LST Pent-House Pansies.jpg
Contemporary Art Gallery Online 7th Annual Botanical Social Conscious Certficate for image Flower Child
Contemporary Art Gallery Online Open/no theme gallery choice certficate for image Cloud Complexity
Contemporary Art Gallery Online 2020 Cityscapes 3rd Place certficiate for image Verge
Art Room Gallery Seasons 2020 Special Merit Autumn at the Capitol and Reminiscence

462 total entries

Contemporary Art Gallery Online 7th Annual open/no theme competition winner certificate for image Arboretum
Art Room Gallery Skies 2019 Special Merit Storm Clouds and Cloud Complexity
Judge's Choice Y. Hope Osborn's Crayon Shavings
Honorable Mention.jpg

200  total entries

Honorable Mention 6th Colors
7th Annual Landscape Event Postcard
Y._Hope_Osborn_-_Hon._Mention Photo 7th_Landscape

448 total entries

344 total entries

1,091 total entries

784 total entries

4th Artist's Choice Postcard.jpg
p&d HM - Y. Hope Osborn 4th Annual artis
Monovisions_Perspective Series 2019 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Perspectival
Monovisions_Perspective Series 2019 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Perspectival

559 total entries

5th Leaves & Petals Postcard.jpg
5th Annual Leaves & Petals Hon. Mention
Light Space Time 10th All Women 2021 -   Art Exhibition postcard
Light Space Time 10th All Women Special Merit certificate for image Flower Child

1093 total entries

Light Space Time 2020 Cityscapes Exhibition post card
Light Space Time 10th Cityscapes Honorable Mention Certificate for Verge image

522 total entries


1,002 total entries

Rhythym-and-Brass-Special Merit-3rd-Annual-Primary Colors Certfificate

627 total entries

J Mane Gallery Mind Body Spirit 2021 Honorable Mention certficate for Rhythm and Brass image

210 total entries

J Mane Gallery Honorable Mention Certficiate for H20

485  total entries


597 total entries

597  total entries

5th Patterns  2021  - Art Exhibition Event Postcard
Special Merit Certificate for Geopull

531  total entries

Special Merit Certificate for Ruffled
Neutral Density 2021 Honorable Mention Architectural Series Anthony Chapel: Light and Lace
Monovisions Honorable Mention Nature and Landscape Series Certificate
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Abstracts 2021--Special Merit Certficate Light Space Time
Abstracts 2021--9th Place Certficate Light Space Time.jpg

1,206 total entries

Luxembourg Certficate of Artistic Merit
10th Open 2020 - Art Exhibition Event Po
LST_Special Merit_30 of 1004_Forging Ahe

1,004 total entries

Black Box Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Exhibit Competitions*


All won online gallery exhibit and gallery book inclusion. Top 4 also exhibited in physical gallery.

Frame-Tress and Water Black Box Gallery Exhibit
Black Box Black and White 2019--online.j

550 total entries

Pages from Black Box Black and White 202
Black-Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog-Visual-Spectrum By Gones By Here

550 total entries

Black Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog Shades-of-Gray-Pedestrian
Black Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog Color-Photography—2020-Red-Rustic

 700 entries

Black Box Landscape and Architecture 2--

500 total entries

Pages from Black Box Taking Pictures 202
Black Box Gallery Exhibit Catalog Black-and-White—2021-La-Lafayette-2
Black Box_Photo Shoot--2020 Image Cover.
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