I am an abstract artist and jewelry designer from Cincinnati, Ohio, who spent 15 years working in the nonprofit, advocacy, and community organizing sectors across the country. I fought for reform in the workplace and healthcare systems and called for equality through the implementations of policy.

Always a fan of the arts, I discovered my own inner, artistic voice while going through treatment for breast cancer in 2017. Art became my form of healing, a place of strength, and a way to share the love ♥️.

Now a survivor, I turned my passion for color and texture into a growing business with @artbyautumnm, where I create beautiful abstract art, jewelry, and accessories inspired by the highs and lows in this amazingly complex, bitter, and beautiful journey called life.

For a moment, I invite you to view life as I do: a magical moment to inspire and be inspired. A journey to learn, grow, relearn, experience, shape, and share the moments in our interconnections.


- Autumn McKinley