Haley Funk is a painter whose work envelopes an array of abstract and non-objective oil paintings, regarding themes such as self-reflection, mental illness, and prior life experiences. Haley started painting in high school after taking an art class on a whim. She quickly fell in love with the medium and began her higher education at Bradley University in Peoria, IL. Haley is currently earning her BFA with a concentration in Painting from Bradley University, as well as her BS in Psychology. She is a published poet as well as has received awards for her art through the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts at Bradley University. Haley is currently wrapping up her internship for an alternative project space, Project 1612, located in Peoria, IL and looks to continue her education further on down the road with a Master of Fine Arts after completing her Master of Arts in Counseling. She seeks to incorporate her two passions, art and psychology, by creating work centered around the cause and effect relationship of our daily interactions, worldly views, mental health, and childhoods.