Nocturn – A Foray into Owl Art

Owl Art, Luna Moths and Golden Balls in this Nocturn Painting Symbolism, luna moths and a foray into owl art make up my latest imaginative realism painting, Nocturn. Where Do You Get Your Crazy Ideas From? People often ask me where I get my ideas from. It’s the hardest question to answer, honestly. Because the answer is “the depths of my weird brain.” I tend to interpret the question as more of an enquiry into process. More of a “how do I tap into the part of my brain where the ideas live?” The answer is: it varies, honestly.  Some … Continue readingNocturn – A Foray into Owl Art

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Joy – Imaginative Realism and Frida Kahlo

How Much of Imaginative Realism is Pure Imagination? A mini-meltdown on finishing my latest imaginative realism had me asking the question: How much of the art that we create is derivative? It’s no secret that I never know what my imaginative realism whimsical ladies will look like until I start painting them – it’s one of the comments I always make on my Instagram stories when I’m posting my art process pictures. Some followers apparently now keep their eyes on my highlights when I’m painting the magical women just to see what my brain decides upon on the day I reach the face. It’s truly freeing, … Continue readingJoy – Imaginative Realism and Frida Kahlo

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