July 21st, 2015

Fishing Expedition

Artist: Anna Bucciarelli, Canada
Artist Statement: I am a freelance illustrator based in Toronto, Canada. My style is influenced by my training in classic Ukrainian “Petrykivka” painting, an Eastern European art focusing on floral and plant motifs. I like to bring together various forms of traditional media, such as ink and watercolor, and introduce digital elements that take my work to the next level.

My favorite sketchbooks are the Zeta Series by Stillman & Birn, because they provide the best surface for mixing watercolor and ink pens. I’ve taken my latest Zeta art journal all over the world. This piece is inspired by the beautiful wildlife of the Caribbean Sea. To see other examples of my professional work from the African rainforests as well as my sketchbook diary, please visit my website www.annabucciarelli.com and my Instagram gallery @anna.m.bucciarelli.

MEDIA: Ink and watercolor
SURFACE: Zeta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Smooth Finish

Ed: Petrykivka painting is a traditional form of Ukrainian decorative painting, which originates the village of Petrykivka. This art form was traditionally used to decorate house walls and everyday household items; the earliest known examples of it date back to the 17th century. It is a richly symbolic style of ornamental painting, characterized by fantastic flowers and other natural elements. Petrykivka is widely practiced throughout the region, and the tradition is taught at all levels in the local schools.
Source: UNESCO Information Services Section



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