Wendistry

My paintings are figurative portraiture capturing the female form and making a statement about the beauty in all women. While I usually focus on depicting the face, and the infinite number of lines and expressions that can be revealed, most of my works tend to have pensive, thoughtful, even somber expressions. However, using acrylic paints and oil pastels, my work and technique is highly gestural, though calculated and planned. I like to balance each step like a choreographer, intensely watching for the next right move on the canvas. My brushstrokes are full of thick juicy paint that is deeply layered to combine color with depth. I didn’t set out to be a painter or produce art in one particular style or another. Being a digital native, I’m never without my iPhone in hand, so I’m constantly capturing photos of fashion trends and women on-the-street that I turn into figurative portraiture through knife and brush. My influences and inspirations are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I’ve always loved high-fashion magazines’ photography, particularly work by Patrick Demarchelier and Annie Leibowitz. The artists I most admire are Francesco Clemente, Lucien Freud, Anh Duong, Alice Neel, Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko, and Jenny Saville. Wendistry joined Society6 on July 25, 2013

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My paintings are figurative portraiture capturing the female form and making a statement about the beauty in all women. While I usually focus on depicting the face, and the infinite number of lines and expressions that can be revealed, most of my works tend to have pensive, thoughtful, even somber expressions. However, using acrylic paints and oil pastels, my work and technique is highly gestural, though calculated and planned. I like to balance each step like a choreographer, intensely watching for the next right move on the canvas. My brushstrokes are full of thick juicy paint that is deeply layered to combine color with depth.

I didn’t set out to be a painter or produce art in one particular style or another. Being a digital native, I’m never without my iPhone in hand, so I’m constantly capturing photos of fashion trends and women on-the-street that I turn into figurative portraiture through knife and brush.

My influences and inspirations are first and foremost everything I see, feel and experience, but I’ve always loved high-fashion magazines’ photography, particularly work by Patrick Demarchelier and Annie Leibowitz. The artists I most admire are Francesco Clemente, Lucien Freud, Anh Duong, Alice Neel, Francis Bacon, Cy Twombly, Mark Rothko, and Jenny Saville.

Wendistry joined Society6 on July 25, 2013.

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