May 5th, 2016

Oliver’s Nightmare

ARTIST: Jaimie Dent-Campbell, United States
ARTIST STATEMENT: My mantra is “show up every day”. I set yearly challenges for myself to draw and/or paint every day. The practice of “showing up every day” has vastly improved my drawing/painting skills and has strengthened my confidence when approaching any subject. This year’s challenge, that I’ve dubbed “Life in the H20” has me focused on daily drawing of things that live in water (real or imagined). When I sit down to create, I usually know what I’m going to draw. I keep a notebook full of notes and small sketches of things for futures works. I start paintings with a sketch in graphite. I then start to loosely build watercolor layers, adding more details with each layer. I usually finish each piece with graphite and white paint pen details.

“Oliver’s Nightmare” was initially inspired by artist friend, Jessica Seacrest’s (@jessicaseacrest) pen sketch of a tiny ship on a rolling sea. I also used my love of Katsushika Hokusai’s art as inspiration as well as my fondness for mythological sea creatures. It has a companion piece called “Oliver’s Dream”, a subtler vision, which can be viewed at my Instagram gallery, along with all of my daily paintings at @maaadkat .

MEDIA: Graphite and watercolor
SURFACE: Beta Series – Extra Heavyweight – 270 gsm – White – Cold Press Finish

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Jaimie Campbell is an artist living in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She has worked professionally as an illustrator, photographer and graphic designer. She is currently working in watercolors.

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