Brief Review ‣ Creator(s): Lisa Ericson. Nationality: American. Base: Portland, Oregon, United States. Main skill(s): design; fine art; illustration; painting. ★ Main thematic(s) and/or subject(s) in this/these work(s): science; the natural world (fauna, flora, and environmental phenomena); and human struggles and emotions. Main style(s) and/or art reference(s) applied: Allegory, Classicism, Fantastic Art, Figurative Art, Fine Art, Hyper-realism, Lyricism, Magic Realism, Nature Art, Photo-Realism, Portraiture, Renaissance, Surrealism, Symbolism. Main medium(s): acrylic on canvas. ★ More info: Website Facebook Instagram
My ideas are often science-inspired, but with a surreal twist. I may read or hear about a scientific or environmental phenomenon and it provides a kernel of inspiration which can lead to a painting or an entire series. I use the black background to create the drama of the spotlight on my chosen subject. It singles them out, exposes their every tiny detail, and creates a void of the unknown around them. In that way, each piece becomes an intimate portrait. I think of the animals in my paintings as simultaneously representing the natural world and also reflecting our own human struggle and emotion. I like to draw parallels between the two. (…) All of my paintings are done in acrylics on wood panels. I like the hard surface of the panels, and I use multiple thin layers of paint to build up my images.Lisa Ericson
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