Miranda Aisling (ash-lean)’s mission is to reconnect art to daily life, a purpose you can see throughout her work as an interdisciplinary artist, community organizer, and entrepreneur.
In 2013, she launched her book Don’t Make Art, Just Make Something which became the subject of a TEDx talk in March 2014. This message, that everyone makes something, is at the center of her work both as the founder of Miranda’s Hearth and as an artist and community organizer.
Miranda has worked as the Studio Arts Coordinator at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord, MA since September 2013. She holds a B.A. in Studio Art from Mary Baldwin College’s Program for the Exceptionally Gifted and a M.ed. in Community Art from Lesley University. She has taught at the Museum of Fine Arts, The Umbrella Community Art Center, and The Staunton Augusta Art Center, among other places.
While sharpening her skills as a community organizer, Miranda has also continued to focus on her own art and creativity. She is a committed oil painter whose pieces focus on process, experimentation, and play. Her brightly colored canvases are rich in detail and thick with layers. In addition to making abstract oil paintings and writing books, she is a classical pianist and a singer-songwriter.