Marea Haslett is a visual artist and educator working in the Atlanta area. In her paintings, the forms become narratives of the connections between self and particularly close relationships. The process of painting brings clarity and solidifies these a sense of empathy. She wants to understand how emotional language affects interconnections between self and others through psychological and neurological standpoints. It is important to begin within.
She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in the Atlanta area and California. As an art educator, she is a part of a team that runs a successful art program, and she assists in all aspects of helping art students find personal success. She also develops curriculum, writes grants and promotional materials while providing art leadership in her school, district, and state. Her artwork is in several private collections nationwide, at the University of North Georgia and in various shows in the Atlanta area. She shares her journey with her husband, and their two sons.