Washington State native Angela Choate began her artistic abilities as a young child coloring on bright white walls. Her mom had grown weary from wiping down walls and devised a plan. Her mom got her a sketchbook and told her she could keep her colors as long as she colored in the sketchbook. It worked and Angela still dislikes white walls! Angela focused on art throughout high school and was the Artist of The Year her senior year. She had a talent for portraits and showcased art at Pierce College and The Puyallup Fair in their high school exhibitions. Angela decided to take her love of art and movies to The Art Institute of Seattle. She majored in Computer Animation and studied under William Cumming along with other outstanding artistic faculty.
Her current work flourished while working on a second degree and studying under Elizabeth Sorensen and Peter Temple-Thurston. She tapped back into art that was complex, detailed, and out of the box. While studying art history, she realized that she was more of a modern artist then she thought. She did artwork that required focus, a steady hand, and ability to sit still. Her work is described by her professors as abstract futurism and is usually created with whim. She uses architecture, line, movement, music, and the beauty of her surroundings to create her works. Her worked has been shown in the Pierce College’s Student Exhibitions and took the 2012 President’s Choice Grand Prize award. Her 2013 exhibition piece was showcased amongst others at Congressman Denny Heck’s office. Angela’s work currently is displayed at Pierce College in their permanent art collection and also in two private collections.