My work revolves around color and how we associate, interact and interpret it. The colors chosen often reflect the relationship between people and an environment, whether it is a physical place or a feeling created by an experience in that space. Color together with the movement and texture from the brushstrokes create a story or emotional response. My work can trigger a strong personal connection to a sensation, a mood or a memory. I believe that colors have a language of their own. 


Raised in Metro Detroit by an editorial cartoonist and a writer, I was exposed to many mediums and captivated by colors and textures from an early age. After attending Cranbrook Kingswood Schools, where the artists in residence introduced me to as many materials as I could get her hands on, I used college as an opportunity to explore the country and focus on my studies in psychology, interior design and fine art. In 2009 I moved to San Francisco to pursue a career in the arts. I live there with my husband, Eric, and two daughters, Rylin and Presley, and am an artist in residence at The Journal Building on Market Street.


For more on creative process and inspiration click on this INTERVIEW with Dini Teja on August 20, 2018.

VIDA artist Ariel Gold, who shares her tips on how to build a successful career as an artist. VIDA is a fashion company that sources designs from female artists from around the world while providing math and literacy programs to its textile manufacturers.