Kayann Ausherman is a self-taught mixed media artist, from central Kansas near a little town called Haven. Kayann feels this is an especially fitting name for her hometwon, as haven is exactly what she has found in creating art. She loves exploring different processes and mediums as she works, and feels that joy translates into her artwork. Patterns and textures are Kayann’s favorite aspect of her work, and make up a large portion of her artmaking. She makes her own of both through a variety of found papers, inks, paints, self-created stencils, and whatever else she feels suits the piece.