Laura Krusemark - Artist Statement
Illustration is the exciting challenge of bridging the imagined to the actual image. I create to capture the beauty that is around me and to evoke the same feeling of wonder in others as they view my work.
Sources of my inspiration include: textures and patterns found in nature, expressive faces and hands, strong archetype women such as the Greek Goddesses, travel and cultures, as well as other artists such as Gustav Klimt, John Singer Sargent, Toulouse Lautrec, Arthur Rackham, and Maxfield Parish.
My artwork mainly revolves around the ideas of mixed media which I feel allows me to express different parts of the image in various ways. From the fine undulating lines of a pencil to the soft flowing patterns of watercolor, I am able to join the individual language of numerous mediums to express certain aspects of the image.
Ultimately, I hope to bring my dreams to reality using illustrations as the expression of being part of this life experience.
- Fashion Illustration
- Oil Painting
- Mixed Media
- Photoshop and Illustrator
- U4ia and Kaledo textiles
- Surface Design - silk and leather painting