The Art Portfolio of Anastasia O'Melveny
Rivers They Run, photography and paint with multimedia elements
Anastasia O’Melveny is an artist who works in a wide range of media and styles, including watercolour, graphite, photography, mixed media collage, and even some multimedia elements such as sound. Anastasia is self-taught and currently lives and works in Massachusetts.
Never Such Danger, graphite, paint, mixed media, collage, multimedia sound
The artist’s gallery of recent work showcases a cumulative expression of the local landscape including people, wildlife, and vast, natural expanses. The huge amount of variance in Anastasia’s style creates the sense that each series of work is a kind of summation of different thoughts and viewpoints on similar subjects, and the portfolio as a whole has a pleasantly experimental feel to it.
I get the sense that Anastasia creates artworks primarily for her own enjoyment, and the resulting works are imbued with a sense of lightheartedness. Technically, the artist’s style is gestural, with visible brush marks that celebrate the quality, texture, and materiality of whatever type of paint Anastasia is working with.
Winter Sunset from a Forest Ridge, watercolour on RSG gesso panel