The Art Portfolio of Anastasia O'Melveny
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.
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.