Saturday, August 23, 2008

feather paintings

Earlier this week I got an email with some stunning photos of feather paintings - but no artist's name given. Here are three of them.

A little sleuthing on the internet brought me face to face with the artist - Julie Thompson, formerly of Alaska, who now lives in the Puget Sound region of Washington State.

She paints on naturally molted peacock feathers with acrylic paints. Each feather painting takes weeks to complete. She started this form of painting in 1990 and has built up quite a collection in her internet gallery.

Her work is often sold at local craft fairs and is on display in some galleries. She has also sold to collectors across U.S. and Canada as well as Germany, Ireland and Japan. Find out more about her and her work here. Check out her various galleries: Wings, Hooves, Paws, Fins and Miscellaneous.

(I'm annoyed, though, that someone would lift the feather photos off her web site and circulate them in an email without acknowledging the artist. Whoever put that email together in the first place without crediting the artist - SHAME ON YOU!)


Anonymous said...

It goes without saying that we would all do well to take responsibility for the origin / authenticity of emails that we forward. Thanks for linking the artist - interesting artist doing attractive work. - E.

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