Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Kirby at Etsy - Vintage-Look Art

I've painted figures similar to these at times, enjoying the dramatic jolt of color on the plain backgrounds. The artist, Kirby, is also a costume designer, and her skill is evident here. These are detailed and finely-painted little statements about another age, of more innocent times, and Kirby manages to convince us they might have been painted in that earlier era. At the same time, they are contemporary in their simplicity and would look equally good in both a modern or classical interior.










Check out Kirby at Etsy for other original paintings and an array of prints. Kirby also operates a vintage clothing site, and you'll find a link to it there.

Oh, and Happy Canada Day! Eh?

1 comment:

Kristine St Clair said...

very different. Her style is fresh, but so familar. Does that sound odd? anyhow I like it.