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Cayla Mattea Zeek is an artist originally from Lafayette, LA and graduated at University of Louisiana with a degree in painting. Her artwork is characterized by mixed media layering process with watercolor, pen, charcoal, acrylic and oil on canvas. She gathers inspirations from her many travels as well as her experiences growing up as a young woman in Louisiana. She has shown her artwork through many exhibitions in galleries of Downtown Lafayette, Breaux Bridge, and New Orleans.
In 2015, she started a hand-illustrated stationery business titled after her middle name: Mattea’s Hand. During this time, Zeek began a position as a Middle School Visual Arts teacher at Ascension Episcopal School as well as being very involved in the community as a freelance designer/illustrator. She creates everything from album covers, event posters, business logos, catalogs, and even works with local shop-owners/makers on branding their business. Zeek became the youngest visual artist chosen to create an original artwork for Festival International in the summer of 2017. She recently left teaching to pursue being an artist full-time. In her spare moments, she enjoys playing music, acting in plays, Louisiana culture, and most of all expressing herself through painting.