I have always been drawn to artwork that tells a human story. Fairytale, fable, myth, legend, images that give a glimpse of what it means to be alive and full of emotion have fascinated me since childhood. These types of visuals cross language barriers and show us a reflection of who we are inside. Because of this passion my work would best be described as Narrative Surrealism. Each of my paintings tells a visual story, sometimes humorous, sometimes unsettling, but always with a dream-like quality that draws you into strange and beautiful worlds. I delight in depicting the resiliency and tenacity of the human spirit. My subjects are often strong females finding power or humor in a less than ideal world. These themes are designed to remind us of our strengths and help us keep our sense of humor when things just don’t go as planned. I continue to expand my knowledge of painting techniques for creating delicate flesh, so that I may depict how fragile we are, as well as how fierce.
Original paintings by Liese Chavez
- Watercolor and gouache on handmade paper.
- 5 x 7 inches
- Framed as shown, 13 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches.
- Ready to hang.
- Liese lives in Eureka, CA.
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