I put my heart and soul into my art and poetry. With it, I want to help and inspire others. I believe art can heal. It’s helped me through some difficult times in my life. My first painting, “Complicated,” is a real example of that. 

When I am creating, it takes me into a relaxing meditative state. From the subject to the colors and supplies that I use, I create most of my art intuitively and go with whatever I feel without planning. The main things that inspire my art are my daily life, things that I’ve experienced, and things I observe in the world. Sometimes my art inspires my poetry, and other times my poetry inspires my art. I know not everyone will understand or like my art. But I think that’s the beauty of it. Many people can look at the same piece and like or dislike it and see something completely different. 

"I am an artist, writer, blogger, and brain tumor thriver creating in a beautiful world full of chaos."


I’m Sierra Barnes,


If you want it one hundred percent real, then you will love my art and poetry. I am a 23-year-old self-taught artist, writer, blogger, and brain tumor thriver from Dallas, Texas. I create abstract and abstract figurative art. Each piece of my art comes with an original poem handwritten by me on the back. I created my first painting back in 2002 at the age of five-years-old after I came home from the hospital after being diagnosed with craniopharyngioma (brain tumor) and undergoing brain surgery. My Mom gave me a small canvas to paint on as a way to express my emotions and everything I was going through. When my Mom asked me about the painting I just created, I said it was called “Complicated.” Even at such a young age, I was expressing myself and my emotions through art. That one simple act changed the course of my life and influenced my creativity. This painting was just the beginning. I nor did anyone else have any idea the artist I would become today. 

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