Tuesday, May 31, 2011

APRIL's Line and Lyric WINNER IS... Julia Finucane!!!

The votes are in, and we're happy to announce that we have our very first winner of the ASG Line and Lyric Contest... Julia Finucane!  With April's Line and Lyric theme of Sunshine in England as inspiration, Julia created a lovely painting featuring one of the whimsical, doe-eyed girls in which her art is known for. And now, a little glimpse into the whimsical world of the enchanting Julia Finucane...

A special thanks to all of the wonderful participants and voters in the first ever Art School Grad art contest! We hope to see all of your talent represented in the coming Line and Lyric contests.

Valentine Shrine by Julia Finucane

Who are you and what do you do?

My name is Julia Finucane. I am a fantasy, fairy, big eye girl, whimsical themed artist. I am currently a freelance, self-employed artist. I travel back and forth from my hometown of Buffalo, NY and NYC pursuing my love of art creating.

Where do you find  inspiration for your paintings?
I have had a love for fantasy and fairy tales since I was young. My favorite books and movies were Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, and Cinderella. I still love the fantasy world and I feel my art represents these themes with a story behind each piece.
Golden Mermaid by Julia Finucane

The themes that are dominant in my artwork are whimsical based and combine reality and the fantasy world. I also get inspiration and ideas from events that happen in my everyday life which I include in my artwork as well. I paint fairies, whimsy birds, and Victorian styled 'Big Eye Girls' which resemble porcelain dolls. I work with many mediums, but acrylics are most dominant in my pieces. I use a lot of metaphoric symbols and colors to show emotion and to portray the stories I am telling. All my pieces have stories behind them, but I encourage everyone to interpret their own stories from my pieces.

Three words that describe you.
Happy, understanding, loving.

When did you first discover your creative side?
I have been creating art since I was a little girl.

What is your greatest ambition as an artist?
To create a fantasy based world through my art that I can shear with others. We all need alittle fantasy sometimes.

*What artists do you admire?
Monet, Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci... to name a few

What should the world know about Julia Finucane?
I am happily married to my husband Christopher, who assists me with all my art adventures and creations. I am an animal lover and happy to be able to shear my life with many. I have two ferrets named Thelma and Louis, two cats named Smokey and Penelope, and a doggy named Puppy.

work in progress by Julia Finucane
Where can we find your work? 
Website Gallery & Gift Shop: http://juliafinucaneartstore.blogspot.com

Be sure to check out more questions and answers with Julia Finucane in the Artist du Jour mini interview session by Allison Weeks Thomas.  Allison is the amazing interviewer and creator of Line and Lyric as well as ASG's co-leader!

Use code: LINELYRICSALE and get 10% OFF in Julia's Etsy shop, including Original art

5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interview.. Looks great!

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  2. Yayyy Julia! We are so proud to have you as our first winner of the Line and Lyric Contest! You have a lovely interview here with Allie, and I can't wait to see the continuation on her Artist du Jour!!!! Happiness all around!

    brienna

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  3. You're so welcome, Julia!

    xo
    allie

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  4. I believe a solid training in the traditional skills is quite valuable, even essential, for most young art students, but I think that, once trained, each artist should find his or her own metier...

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