I am deeply moved with the support, enthusiasm, and warmth each and every one of my clients have shown me since I started showcasing my work. Immersing my being in each original piece I create is my proclivity for fulfillment and execution. I am beyond grateful.
“Rewire” was intertwined as a life lesson and a gentle reminder to fall in love with the hard, the difficult, the challenges that would arise. It comes down to death to ones ego or the desire of wanting to be great at something right away. It’s a concoction of focus, rewiring your thought pattern, understanding you’ll struggle with it in the beginning, consistency, and focus.
One of the largest of my artworks and commission pieces to date. A national divinity of the ancient Greeks and the Olympian god of archery, truth, prophecy, healing, sun and light. Apollo is depicted as coming through the heavens and dispersing the darkness, allowing light to extend throughout the skies. He is seen drawing his bow, yielded as his iconic weapon, gifted to him by Hephaestus. The same bow he overpowered the giant serpent with - Apollo is the Greek god most highly associated with snake worship. Mirrored in this piece, this work has been a journey - bringing forth healing and light into my life. A beautiful release of serendipity.
Originally, I was not wanting to paint on a smaller size until after my first collection was completed. Drawn by curiosity to explore new territory, I decided to start a small study on black paper. This led me to the Black Black Fabriano. A distinctive change in technique and a new way on how I would start to approach a piece.
This one started as a commissioned piece and what may lead to a future collection. Much like the “Chadwick Boseman” work of art, I really enjoyed drawing the intricate details of the armor. Drawing this on to the newly discovered Black Black Fabriano had its challenges but I thoroughly enjoyed the process.
This was the first completed piece of the “Greenery Collection”. I wanted to focus on the colour green and work with detailed elements of water. There is something so magical about a fresh rainfall, the raindrops left on the leaves of the trees, meadows, and the foliage of the forests.
Vibrant greens and a close up look of the raindrops left on the leaf. Working to achieve a detailed, zeroing in, and realistic effect - I fell in love. I cannot wait to apply this to my larger scale works of art.
I think it is crucial to have different perspectives in life, so why not within art. It was captivating to create such different pieces that were all cohesive with one another, while carrying their own personality.
I do not want to be bound to what society deems normal. To walk through this life unshackled to the never ending limits and boundaries humanity seems to set for ourselves. I want to be entirely and unapologetically me. Seeing now from the lens of time, I realize I was trying to find my alignment and truth during the creation of “Bound”. More often than not looking back at my work through the period of time in my life, the imagery, and emotion occur simultaneously.
This was my first attempt at drawing on Black Black Fabriano paper, I decided to only use Faber-Castell Coloured Pencil Crayons. I wanted to use a lot more blue tones throughout the face while keeping the details of the eye a beautiful mixture of golden greens, making the eye pop.
Deciding to challenge myself with the nuance of black paper. I wanted to pick an image with colour, drawn to the deep blue and purple hues. I continue working to understand how to build up light instead of building up shadows.
“Neytiri” helped advance the study of colour, adding the titanium white allowed the eyes to come to life. I look forward to the splashes of colour in future work I do.
A simple study at first that led me to reminisce on the days back in highschool. I more often than not would tend to draw what I thought I knew was there, usually never satisfied with the result. But when I studied the subject and drew what I saw, I found that there are many imperfect details that when combined, created the final image to draw what you see and not what you think you know.
by Scarlett Grae
I accept commissioned projects that align with my style of work. To discuss what you have in mind, please email me with a description of the size and theme for the piece you are envisioning. I will arrange a phone call to develop a further understanding of the level of detail, emotions, energy, and colours of the artwork you would like created. Following our conversation, I will propose an agreement outlining the timeline and payment schedule for the deliverables.