I finally sat down to do some fanart of Star Vs. the Forces of Evil! It was a blast to work on this show!! It was a great learning experience and I got to know some great people. Congrats to the crew and daronnefcy for a season 2! I hope everyone enjoys the show :)
Johanna Helena Herolt, born in Frankfurt, Germany, was the eldest daughter of painter, draftsman, and engraver Johann Andreas Graff (1637-1701), and well-known insect and botanical painter and nature researcher Maria Sibylla Merian (1647-1717). Along with her sister, Dorothea Maria Graff (1678-1743), Johanna Helena learned to paint from her renowned mother and father.
The source of my inspiration is nature, people and animals observation. My pictures are full of metaphors as a great medium of symboliclanguage. I am focused on the human figure in space and in nature. Colour in my painting has strong correspondence with feelings, emotions. The relation between the figure and the background is the basic requirement of my paintings. I work with oil technique. My style seems to display magic realism.
Canadian artist Wanda Koop just released a series of canvas entitled “VIEW from HERE”, which mixes two different genres : portrait and landscape. With ink and acrylic paint, she composes surreal faces made of landscapes’ elements. She questions what we really are, how we construct ourselves socially and what we understand about our relationship with the natural world.
I call this painting “Student Loans” because at first college seemed fun and interesting but then the longer I went the more it turned into a fucked up raging shitstorm that made me want to tear myself from limb to limb.