Ann Marshall (@annmarshallart) is my pick for today’s talent!
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Ann is an artist from the United States, she mainly paints digitally and loves to do portraits. Lately she found a way of painting that looks very much like “her own” (it’s a while now actually, but I don’t want you to think this is the only style you’ll see from her). She embraced this particular style and is now exploring cool ways to build on top of it. Needless to say I’m enjoying the journey!
The high amount of lines is somewhat balanced by a restricted color palette, usually, which means the pieces achieve the goal of never looking chaotic. I featured many artists in this series and by looking at her IG feed closely and taking a few minutes to explore the other links (you can find them below) I can safely say she does look to me like one of the more “complete” and well rounded of them all. You can’t miss this one.
The first piece is an amazing shot at trying to “shake things up” a little bit like she said on the caption. Since the style of her digital strokes was starting to feel repetitive Ann tried out something cool in the background. Let me say I could watch her art being “repetitive” all she wants and I’d never get tired of it, but then if that was really a problem this kind of solution is absolutely adorable. The same artist emerges from the canvas, the same traits from the artwork, yet it feels new. I think she nailed it! Love the choice of a single tone in the palette by the way, fits perfectly in my opinion.
The second image is a self portrait and I liked a lot the waves of colors that tried to interfere with the painting. Isn’t this another way of trying to make art differently but in the same way? She always gets the right measure, it’s not too far off. The drawing is also spectacular, I can see the passion Ann has for portraits.. It’s one of those things I think after a while you get to notice in an artwork, if it isn’t forced the good feelings come through.
What do you think about Ann? Do you also love what’s going on here?
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I hope you liked it, and see you tomorrow for the next episode!