Monday, February 22, 2010

Krystle Copeland, Oil Painter:

Krystle Copeland is an emerging young Canadian painter who loves colour and creative details. With a Master’s in Art History from the University of Western Ontario, she draws inspiration from historical painters with a similar love of colour, artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Mark Rothko. Her oil paintings are drawn in pencil from photographs she takes herself, and then painted over the course of a few weeks in oils.

This poppy was inspired by Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings of red poppies, and was drawn from a personal photograph that the artist took. This painting was recently donated to a fundraising auction for a Toronto area charity.

These garden roses were painted from a photograph taken in Monet’s garden in Giverny, France. Krystle completed the painting in Alton, Ontario at an artist-in-residence program with the Bartlett Gallery.

To see more of Krystle’s work, check out her website at:

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