#wcw: San Diego Artist Nan Coffey

#wcw You’ve seen the #wcw and thought what the heck does that mean? For those non-social media savvy peeps, it stands for Women Crush Wednesday. It it could be your mom, best friend, girlfriend,co-worker, celebrity or overall woman you think rules the world. She is simply the definition of a #badass. But what does this woman have  that others don’t or aspire to be? She’s fierce, she has that fire to inspire kindness, create beauty, and makes the world a better place. One Wednesday a month, I’m dedicating a #wcw post featuring  one of those fabulous ladies out there. If you have a woman who has her own business, is a mommyentruepenure, craft or talent and think they would be great addition to this series, shoot me an email. xoxo natoutandabout

My #wcw this month is local San Diego contemporary  artist, Nan Coffey. Her message as an artist is about creating art to connect people which is truly inspiring. As a social media queen, I love how Nan Coffey’s connects with her audience through social media. She just completed her second “Inclusion Art” piece, where she incorporated peoples stories into her massive drawings. Coffey would pose a question on her social media pages like “What makes you happy?” and she would put those stories to life. How rad is that? She posts almost everyday her progress so followers can be engage with her art on a more personal level.

Social media has helped me find my purpose not only as an artist, but in life. I believe that we should all work to include, not exclude people. My art is about breaking down walls, not putting them up. It’s about learning more about each other, listening to each other and in the end, simply loving one another. What I have noticed, thanks to the stories that those that participate share with me, is that nowhere we come from or where we are in life, we are really not all that different from each other. It is the connections we make in life and the love we show to one another that really matters. I intend to use my art as a vehicle to demonstrate this visually to as many people as I can. Social media has helped me be able to make this a reality.” -Nan Coffey

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