Averi Iris is a Montana native, a self-taught teen artist, and athlete living in Bozeman, attending her sophomore year of high school.
As many kids do, Averi loved to paint as a young child. It wasn’t until 2015, at the age of 10 that her painting began to look more like art. As her parents took notice, so did others and she sold her first pieces. With encouragement and plenty of supplies, Averi fully embraced her abilities and has been selling her paintings ever since.
Today, you’re likely to find Averi on a soccer field, a basketball court, or at home painting with music playing, friends + family nearby. She hopes to continue creating pieces that resonate with her community and plans to eventually travel the world, painting what inspires her in all the places she lands.
Averi primarily paints with Acrylic on canvas, is never afraid to try something new, and is inspired by all things Montana.
Currently, Averi is the 2020 Sweet Pea Festival of the Arts poster winner. You can see Averi's art featured at Sage Lodge, in Pray, MT. In October, Averi's art will be hung in the new terminal at Yellowstone International Airport, an honor that will last for years to come.
Thank you for taking a look at Averi's work!
April 7th, 2020 | Averi featured for her art + giving back on KBZK.