Thursday, May 5, 2011

feature friday III - hope gangloff

It wasn't until a couple of days ago that I came across the work of the wonderful painter Hope Gangloff.
She refers to herself as an illustrator (not a painter), and most often draws inspiration from real life subjects, like her friends. Of all the works I saw on her website, my favourite is the second image above, that of the reclining woman. The combination of rich textures with the limited colour palette draws me right into Hope's work, as I search for the narrative which is present in all of her portraits. I knew her work would look absolutely amazing in person, but the final image is blowing me away. Gosh, I think I'm in love?


Edie said...

wow, i love these paintings and would definitely put them up in my flat. thanks for sharing!

best wishes,

heleen said...

Her work reminds me somewhat of Klimt, which is obviously an enormous compliment.

fruzsi said...

Hi Edie, yes I totally agree - these paintings are really attractive! and not too crazy, so they are a perfect fit for any style home!

And heleen, I had the same thought. I was instantly reminded of (my love) Egon Schiele and Klimt! This is possibly why I am so in love with Hope's work..