I want my artwork to inspire people and make them feel that anything is possible for them. Help them understand who their true self is and how they are capable of anything they put their mind to. – Dimitra Milan
About Dimitra Milan
A celebrated artist by the age of 15, Dimitra Milan’s extraordinary paintings can be found in private collections across the U.S. and Europe. Born into a family of established artists, Dimitra has been developing her style and ability from a very young age at the Milan Art Institute in Arizona, founded by her parents, Elli and John Milan. Whimsical and surreal, Dimitra expresses herself through rich color and bold designs. Her paintings reflect a dreamy world where anything is possible and fearless subjects harmoniously coexist. www.dimitramilan.com
July 15-17, 2016,Speak for Wolves is extremely proud to announce that French artist Virginie Baude will be displaying her beautiful and inspiring paintings at this year’s event! www.speakforwolves.org “Virginie Baude is dedicating herself to create images that convey the intensity and spirit of the wild and to inspire the viewer to preserve all that is natural wild and free. She is greatly inspired by the wolf because it is emblematic for the great wild places remaining and is a symbol of a free spirit living among us.” www.amongthewolves.com
The Artist Virginie Baude
About Virginie Baude, her life, her art and her love of wildlife A native of France, Virginie E Baude has always loved wild animals, especially the large ones of the North. She imagined them as she was reading Jack London’s books as a child. She began drawing these animals early on and her talent was noticed by her teachers and closed ones.
A Howl In The Storm – oil on linen – 20×30
Instead of taking the Art route, Virginie received a Master’s Degree in France in wildlife biology and learned more about animals’ behaviors and ecology. After graduation she came regularly to the American West and started her first wildlife encounters while in Yellowstone National Park, Denali National Park in Alaska and in the Canadian Rockies. She finally made permanent move to America and now resides in the Teton Valley, just outside of Jackson Hole, WY.
On the hunt – oil on linen -24×30
As a self-taught artist, Virginie began using charcoals and acrylic paints to depict vast wilderness landscapes and wild animals. She now paints with oils, and it has been a love affair since then. She appreciates the spontaneity and freedom the medium leaves her.
The Story Teller – oil on linen – 36×60
Her work is contemporary, fresh, made of abstract shapes, impastos and is impressionistic. She is interested in textures, the study of colors and light and always tries to capture the true essence of the wild animals.
The colors are enough to set the mood…
She also reviews literature to study different styles and techniques and finds inspiration in the work of the old Masters such as Sargent and Zorn and other contemporary artists she admires, including Bob Kuhn, Jeremy Lipking, Mickael Klein, Jeremy Mann, James Reynolds, Greg Beecham…and whenever possible she studies under the guidance of contemporary masters such as Zhaoming WU and Huihan Liu.
Theresa Stirling Art Studios is the focus of this blog because sterling is our readers favorite artist. Sterling’s style of art is called natural expressionist and her method used to express her art is called encaustic painting. The following is a a description of this art form. Read on:
Many thin layers of transparent beeswax & oil, added slowly, over a photographic image. One layer at a time, fused with a blowtorch. Luminous, textured work. Any scale, any style. www.theresastirling.com
To learn more, Theresa can be contacted at 360.471.7600. Reach out about your project ideas and dreams, arrange a studio visit or just say hello. www.theresastirling.com
Lovely collaborative projects, with collectors. Theresa Stirling creates custom encaustic paintings for your space, commissions make up the majority of the studio’s work, get in touch about your project. Every project is a blank slate, filled with others’ ideas and dreams. Generous discussions lead to creating dream pieces and rich collaborations. The highest attention to quality and detail; each piece is layered, loose, current, yet timeless. A tremendously rewarding process for all. www.theresastirling.com