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A Portfolio of Exploratory Artworks by Anastasia O'Melveny


A painting of bright white blossoms on branchesWinter Blossoms

Anastasia O’Melveny is a painter and mixed media artist who expresses her love of animals, nature, and psychology through her work. Based in Massachusetts, Anastasia builds her practice around observational, exploratory artworks.


A heavily textured painting of rain in the mountainsRain in the Mountains

 

I love the heavily layered, painterly aesthetic of Anastasia’s recent paintings – in many, the artist’s brush marks are confidently visible, creating a painting that’s confident in its existence as such. The subject matter of these works ranges from pastoral landscapes to still-life and animal portraits. There’s a clear sense, throughout Anastasia’s art portfolio, that the artist truly enjoys and relates in some way to the subjects of her works.


A screen capture of Anastasia O'Melveny's art websiteAnastasia's art portfolio website

 

Anastasia also explores other media, including collage. I find Anastasia’s collages rather interesting. The compositions on view in this series tend to be loose and imaginative, with ideas and imagery layered on top of one another, emulating something similar to an organic thought process. 


A collage with scenes of landscapes and animalsWhere Do I Think I am Going, mixed paper collage


About the author

Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. She is a recent graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, where she studied Critical and Cultural Practices. She is passionate about talking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In her studio practice she is a painter, but she considers herself an art writer and educator foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises

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