Break the Rules
"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist" -Pablo Picasso
What are the rules, per se? If you've ever taken an art class in middle or high school, I'm sure you're familiar with the terms used to describe a painting, perhaps in light of a critique or just a regular lesson. These phrases, once learned, direct us in how to go about creating an artwork in a way that makes sense not only to us as artists, but to our viewers as well.
Drilled into us at every project and learning opportunity, words such as "balance, color theory, value, foreground, background," are the most basic of terms. Then, there are the more complex descriptives, giving for a more specific take on a subject matter. Take for instance the term juxtaposition, which is used to describe the result of an artists' intentions to bring out a specific quality of an artwork or to create a particular effect by placing contrasting or opposing elements against one another. In layman's terms, it's what makes a painting unique and interesting to look at. Today's artist, and her artworks, will surely get your attention.
A dear high school friend of mine and a true inspiration, her works are embedded with texture and mystified through the attachment of mixed media peculiarities. This Tampa-based creator explores the sublime relationship between colorful surfaces and intense emotions through abstraction and occasional portraiture, (sometimes obviously made and at other times hidden in plain sight); a unique painting style all her own, easily recognizable and impactful.
With red curly hair that gleams like fire in the sunlight and light, kind eyes that lay delicately above her freckled cheeks, Tricia Shamburger is an artist that deserves to be remembered and adored not only for her kindness but for the sheer dedication and commitment she has in her craft.
another of her artworks I favor^