Kwani Povi Winder

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Kwani Povi Winder is a young artist whose paintings are characterized by vibrant colors and deep emotions. Her loose impressionistic brushstrokes work to infuse each piece with life and her subject matters primarily include landscapes and figures.
Kwani calls herself a stay-at-home artist. She does almost all her creating with her daughters at her side, including painting en plein air. She loves the outdoors and takes every opportunity she can to paint and learn under nature’s canopy. She is constantly searching and studying how light and form create beauty.Kwani’s work is heavily influenced by being an enrolled member of the Santa Clara Pueblo Tribe. Through her paintings she seeks to preserve, share and educate about her unique heritage. She seeks to portray each figure with authenticity and capture the spirit of every individual she paints. Kwani graduated with a BFA in Oil Painting in 2013 from Brigham Young University-Idaho and currently resides in Ogden, UT.  She recently received the Director’s Choice Award and the Western Art Collectors Award of Excellence at the 2022 Cowgirl UP! Exhibit in Wickenburg, AZ.


“I never set out to be an artist, and am still working at it.  Every day I try to see more and do more with the gift that I have been given. Art is my solace: the only light I found in a dark time.  I seek to bring light into other’s lives through my paintings.
How fitting it is that representational art seeks to reveal the color and beauty of light.  I am always chasing light.”

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