This month I have chosen a very different type of artist. Her name is Theresa Young. She seems to combine two different styles using realistic yet very contemporary, with vibrant colours and an ethereal feeling. I love the flow of her lines and the beautiful detail of the end results. In the samples I’ve chosen you will also see some black and white pieces that I love for their intricate lines and realistic faces. But enough about how I feel, here is a short bio of the artist.
Theresa Young started painted in oils at the age of eight and sold pastel and charcoal portraits from the age of fourteen. She later took private art lessons with two professional artists on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. These lessons resulted in her mature style which integrated both approaches into itself in different ways. Other artists that influenced Theresa are H.R. Giger, Salvador Dali and Gervasio Gallardo.
This month’s artist was recommended to me by a friend. She lives right here in my home town of Victoria, BC. I love the way she mixes her colours so that the rocks are blue instead of grey and how everything has a vibrance to it even the most stormy pieces. Here is a little bit about the artist.
Erica is mostly self-taught; aside from a very informative couple of years in Jean Bachynski’s art classes in high school in Winnipeg, her art instruction consisted of absorbing whatever she could from her talented and educated sisters, and from obsessively reading books and attending workshops.
Erica has dabbled in different painting media (watercolours, oils, ink), but loves acrylics for their versatility and the vibrant colours and textures which she uses to their full extent. If you would like to know more about Erica and view more art work, visit her website http://www.ericamessing.com/
Here are just a few samples of paintings by Erica Messing.