My name is Elicia Aceves, and I am an oil painter.
I go by Bug online, and I love sharing my work with so many people. I just graduated with my BFA in painting this May after five years filled with countless hours spent hunched over my easel. I aspire to be a full-time artist, and Twitter has made that seem more possible than ever before. I found a beautiful art community with amazing artists who inspire me to work my hardest every day.
At the end of the day, I would consider that in itself a success. I also have an amazing support system at home between my family and my boyfriend. My boyfriend, Mattathias, is my main muse and encourages me to be the best version of myself, pushing me to never stop creating. I enjoy making portraits that reflect on internal emotions that cannot find the right words to ever be spoken. Sometimes things are better said through art, and my paintings act as a journal where I can document my life journey. I am excited to continue working and putting a small piece of myself into every piece that I make.