Kamara Marsh is Michigan made and has resided in East Lansing 21 years, drawing since before she learned to write. She recalls as a child drawing pictures depicting hurting and bandaged people and ironically later became a therapist specializing in trauma, anxiety disorders, and grief/loss.
After sustaining a head injury in 1999, her artistic abilities changed from realistic drawings to abstract paintings. She tends to gravitate towards blue and purple tones of acrylics and also enjoys painting with a sponge instead of brushes creating a unique affect. She particularly loves painting water and “atmospheric” content.
In 2007, she wrote, illustrated and published a book on overcoming losses based on her true life story as well as interviews with Katrina survivors. For the past three years, she has ran her own private counseling practice out of East Lansing and enjoys helping others work through their challenges and struggles. Trained in art therapy, she hopes to someday be certified and own a studio where she can combine art and healing.