Our featured artist today is Izzy Vera. Izzy works in charcoal, chalk pastel and oil paint to turn children's imaginations into reality as detailed and realistic paintings, occasionally with a surreal edge.
Many of her works feature portraits of children, and the sometimes dream-like quality of the subject matter seems to suggest the boundless imagination of childhood. The artist’s website at www.izzyvera.com also features installation views of some of her most recent works in a restaurant. It’s also nice to be able to read some happy testimonials from commission clients in Izzy’s Endorsements section.
Technically Izzy is quite skilled, especially using often tricky mediums such as chalk and charcoal. She captures expressions very well and focuses on the face, and her black and white portraits are particularly striking. Many of these black and white portraits are of Nepali orphans, whom Izzy has worked to help support.