Wednesday, October 7, 2009

"Fairy Tales and Strange Birds" - New Painting Series by Brenda York

"Rapunzel Lays Bare Her Wanton Waves"
by Brenda York

San Diego artist Brenda York is about to show her new series of paintings titled "Fairy Tales and Strange Birds". She describes her style as 'whimsical/figurative abstract' and will be showing her versions of Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Miss Muffet, Four & Twenty Blackbirds, Snow White (and her Little People') and Rapunzel.

Usually contemporary art renditions of fairy tales tend to the uber-dark or disturbing side as opposed to children's illustrations which tend to the other extreme of simple and graphic (ie. strong design) to detailed and traditionally illustrative. It's refreshing to see someone working with fairy tales in this vein for a change.

The image above is the first preview from the series on her blog and she's posted the series on her website since.

Here's what she says about her new works:
As promised, this week and next I will be posting my new series, "Fairy Tales And Strange Birds"...The opening reception will be on this coming Friday, Oct 9 at Bread & Cie in Hillcrest from 5:30 to 7pm. Please drop by for some wine tasting, treats and twisted fairy tales. There will be five new large paintings and eight individual portraits of Snow White's gang (And yes, I said eight!) ...Hopefully in the next couple of days I will have the whole series up on my website for up close viewing.
Jack And The Magic Bean Faux Pas
by Brenda York

You can see more of her work on her blog HERE and on her website HERE. Her fairy tale series can be viewed all together HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring my paintings on your blog! So glad to know there are other fairy tale people in this world!--Brenda York