Colorful, Van Gogh-influenced style created through my time at Immersive Van Gogh, Charlotte
Bold, brilliant colors and contrasts have always infused my painting, but after a month with fellow artists and art-lovers as an artist-in-residence at the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit in the summer of 2021, I found a whole rainbow palette of colors bursting through in strokes designed to echo the master.
I started with scenes from my travels to Holbox, Mexico and Hawaii for the Island Starry Night series. Then pictures from my last big trip before the pandemic cried out to turn Chicago scenes into City Starry Nights. I was inspired to bring the scenes closer to home with scenes from around my home in Gaston County, NC in Suburban Starry Nights and Small Town Starry Nights.
While landscapes feel like the most organic subject for these styles, especially with swirling night skies, I have also experimented with floralsand Rainbogh Portraits, including pets, my children, and self-portrait. I feel like the Rainbogh palettes can truly electrify and give life to subjects it soaks into.
Prints & Originals
Nearly all originals from Island Starry Nights and City Starry Nights have found their homes, but most of the later series are still available.
Giclee art prints are currently available of three pieces from Suburban Starry Nights, as well as greeting cards and magnets. You can purchase yours at upcoming art shows or on Etsy after November, 26.