Monday, December 7, 2009

Painter Uses Art Supplies to Make 3D Pictures

Artist Sarah Graham utilises art supplies to fool people into thinking that her paintings are three dimensional.

The artist said on her official website that she has developed her own photorealist style that aims to create an image which is as life-like as possible and makes the viewer think that the painting is real.

Sarah Graham said: "I have been developing a method of painting specific to creating the illusion of three-dimensionality. I am so practised now in this particular method of painting it has become the most natural way for me to approach creating an image."

Ms Graham regularly creates paintings with art supplies that depict children's sweets like lollipops, pick 'n' mix confectionary, toys and popular vehicles such as Minis and VW camper vans.

Art website The Fine Art Blog has praised Sarah Graham's work for being so realistic that it became actually tempting.

The Blog said: "The end product of her work is very bright and colourful, and usually looks good enough to eat!!!"

Sarah Graham's career painting confectionary has its roots in her earlier job as an assistant on Woolworth's pick 'n' mix counter which she did before graduating from De Montfort University in Leicester with a BA in Fine Art in 2000.

Following graduation Sarah Graham became more established as an artist with exhibitions in New York, Melbourne and Sydney and she was eventually signed by fine art publisher Washington Green.

Samantha Jackson, marketing director at the firm, told the Metro: "We expect Sarah's work to connect with a whole new generation of people looking for a highly original style of art to decorate their walls."

The Hitchin-born artist began to paint detailed portraits of university class mates from photographs after being inspired by German visual artist Gerhard Richter.

She said: "My hero and inspiration is the German painter Gerhard Richter, and he's still prolific at 76, it's hard to even comprehend managing that, but I intend to give it a try."

Sarah Graham picked Richter as one of her five favourite artists in an edition of Fine Art Collector alongside American printmaker Andy Warhol, friend Charlotte Hardy, Yorkshire painter David Hockney, and contemporary artist Mitch Griffiths.

The artist is an inspiration for anyone looking to develop a creative career after buying art materials and art supplies.

Designer Helen Rochfort has previously teamed up with Sarah Graham to create a limited edition of handbags feature kitsch pictures.

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