Kierra Ready is an Indianapolis-based visual artist and art educator. After attending Indiana University and obtaining a degree in Health Sciences, she unexpectedly found a passion for painting- finding artmaking to be a form of mindfulness. Since, she has used art as her outlet and a way to inspire others.
Kierra describes her work as relatable and intimate. She uses expressionist portrait painting techniques to capture precious moments, tell unrecounted stories and shed light on real world issues. Kierra’s paintings show themes of love, faith, and peace – especially from a black perspective.
Kierra is an entrepreneur and owner of Free Mind Creations, an art based business that makes art more accessible through artmaking workshops, live painting experiences, and mural installation. She is also a recipient of Indiana Arts Commission – Creative Entrepreneur Fellowship Award. Kierra’s philosophy is to leave the world more beautiful than she found it and her purpose is to create a legacy through her artwork.