Every month, I profile an artist that inspires my own art, in several segments.
Welcome to the first of my five-part series (because there are five Tuesdays this month) about my favorite contemporary artist, Ursula Vernon. The image below is one of the first images of hers I ever saw online (around 2006), and I think it represents her work pretty well.
What I love about Ursula Vernon’s work
How it’s affected my style
Ms. Vernon just seems to be totally into her own brain – like, other people wouldn’t even dream up those ram-pears, let alone actually draw them. I only wish I could have that kind of cornucopia of creativity.* Mostly, Ursula Vernon provides me with a wealth of wackiness that not only inspires my art, but makes me feel happy when I look at it – which is very important to me.
Please visit Ursula Vernon.com, her Red Wombat Studio, and check out her works Digger, the Dragonbreath Series, Little Creature, Nurk: The Strange Surprising Adventures Of A (Somewhat) Brave Shrew, Black Dogs, Black Sheep, and Irrational Fears.
* “Cornucopia of creativity” TM 2012 ridleyhil.**