Angie Tate-Bryant paints bright, brilliant floral designs that remind her of the dark moments she has overcome. Following her father’s death, she used art as a means of pulling herself out of her grief, and since that time, her work has uplifted countless others. After a 20-year career as a kindergarten and elementary school art teacher, Angie left the classroom and opened a public studio. Her vision was to create a DIY arts and crafts studio where friendly people and creative expression would intersect. However, COVID prompted her to switch gears, and since 2020, she has been focusing on her own creations. Angie’s primary medium is alcohol inks, which dry quickly and permanently; because they’re transparent, they work perfectly with her style of art. Her paintings are created primarily on ceramic tile, glass,and yupo, a synthetic paper. Using compressed air, she crafts her exquisite flowers, striving to bring depth to each one through the delicate layers of her petals and the bleeding of colors from the flowers’ centers. She gains inspiration from this quote from artist, educator, and social justice activist Corita Kent: Love the moment. Flowers grow out of dark moments; therefore, each moment is vital. It affects the whole. Life is a succession of moments, and to live each is to succeed. Born and raised in Seneca, Angie currently resides with her husband in the upstate of SC. She is a mother of three and has one grandchild. Angie has built a loyal following through TikTok and Instagram and attributes her successes to many wonderful people she’s met through social media. This year, she hopes to reach out to even more art enthusiasts by participating in regional arts festivals. Look for her enchanting garden scenes at an event near you.