Remember last week when I was telling you how much I love I admire the ability of an artist to tell story through is painting? Well, this week I present you Kelly Vivanco. I first came across Kelly’s art when I purchase a collectable set of postcard from the Prisma Artist Collective and I fell I love with it instantly. When I look at her painting I wish there was a book that come each of them, I want to learn more about the adventures her character are on. I had a hard time picking which painting to share with you as I love them all. You can see more of her work here or purchase some cool print, jewelry and more here . It’s your turn to be inspire by her wonderful and colourful work and maybe write your own version of the story… See you next week!
Kelly told me she will have some limited edition prints on wood next month at Distinction Gallery’s ‘prints on wood’ show and a few new original pieces at Archimedes Gallery next month as well. Is you are in the area go have I look I sure wish I could!
I have been doing a lot of preparation for my Let’s face it class lately. You don’t realize how much work goes into making a video until you have to create one. Getting the right setting for the camera, the right light… the list is long but once I’ve figure all of this the pression was off. Creating is my happy place and I’m happy to be sharing that and I’m ready to shoot the real thing now. In the mean time here the painting I’ve created in the last couple of weeks. If you are looking for an online class dedicate to faces where you learn at your own pace in the style of 17 different teachers that will help you figure out your own individual style registration is open with early birds fees until December 1st, here
The question I get the most when I speak about my art is probably “what inspire you?” It’s a hard question to assure as many things inspire me, from music, books, life in general to popular culture the influences are many. I have tremendous respect and admiration for artists that have develop such a style that you can recognize their work anywhere. I also admire the ability to tell a story through one image. These are quality I aim to achieve in my own art.
I look at their work not to copy but to be inspire to find my own way like they did. So I decided that every Wednesday
I would present you one artist that inspire me and let their magic do the same trick on you.
https://www.facebook.com/Dilkabearart?fref=tsDilka has a way to tell story through her painting and drawing. Her characters fells pretty much alive.
She paint melancholia but I also find her painting to be hopeful and strong behind the sadness and fragility.
Her work have been shown in many countries , she has been published in many magazine and have a few book out. You should definitely check her out on Facebook,or instagram where she share her art and her life with the cutest little dog name Oscar that sometimes make his way to Dilka art.
You can get her art on Etsy it will fill your home with beauty!
Here’s a collection of her work past and current to inspire you as well. (all credit for those pictures goes to Dilka herself)
See you next week for more inspiration! I have a long list of artist to share with you.
The next couple of week will be all about dolls. Repaint dolls and cloth one's. New characters are taking shape and I'm about to take out my Janome sewing machine that I named Old friend even if she is only 4 years old :) Doing That much repaint means smelling a lot of varnish so that's one I'm waring the face mask in the picture. Not to worry one dry that smell is gone! Most of them should be in my Etsy shop by the end of this month. Which is empty right now but not for long this girl have been very busy creating lately!
Mixed media artist, doll maker and online teacher always looking for new ways to explore my imaginary world filled with pop culture, animals and timeless characters.