Caleigh Parsons is an intuitive painter and life-long lover of art. She primarily paints with acrylics and oil pastels while using a layering technique.
Caleigh founded The Untrained Edit in 2021.
"I’m not a trained artist, but I’ve had a passion for it my entire life. At 45 years old, I began painting a year after starting an art gallery and studio.
My work reflects the life I’ve lived: it’s layered and messy and unpredictable and colorful. My artistic process is intuitive. I have attempted painting many times over many years, but it never resonated for me until I learned that it’s ok and, in my case, ESSENTIAL to slow down, take it one brushstroke at a time, and throw the plan out the window.
I currently paint with acrylic on canvas with oil pastels, pencil, and an occasional collage effect. I like to call myself an “exploring artist.” I’m still learning what mediums I like best – which will always be the ones that create the most interesting layers.
Visually, I’ve always been drawn to contrasting lines and colors. When I paint, I am compelled to combine the unexpected, even if it doesn’t make sense. Because that’s what makes sense to me."