Featured Artist Eve Izzett

Australian artist Eve Izzett has always been drawn to color. Inspired by the bright colors of the tropics, she uses a bold palette in her animal portraits. Visit her website to see more.

 

“Boo” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 50cm x 50cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Boo” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 50cm x 50cm

 

Creating a painting can be very similar to creating music – color, mood, theme, composition. All the different elements link and flow into a visual ensemble. It’s all about patterns; the relationship between elements and fitting things together in a way that makes sense but still inspires beyond what is found in day to day life.

 

“Little Hen” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 25cm x 25cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Little Hen” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 25cm x 25cm

 

After studying music at university, I stumbled through a number of other options before finding my home in painting a few years ago. I have not looked back since.

 

“Tweety” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 35cm x 35cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Tweety” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 35cm x 35cm

 

Living in tropical Australia, the bold, bright colours of the sea and rainforest are a constant source of inspiration.

 

“Autumn Fox” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Autumn Fox” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm

 

I love how easily a mood can be created just by the choice of palette before you even give a theme to a painting. The number of combinations and moods are almost endless.

 

“Cinnamon” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 50cm x 50cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cinnamon” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 50cm x 50cm

 

I try to combine a clear strong image with slightly abstract colour choices to create something both easily recognisable yet still slightly unexpected. This has worked particularly well with the animal portraits that form a large proportion of my work at the moment.

 

“Hamish” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 30cm x 40cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Hamish” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 30cm x 40cm

 

Color has always been at the heart of my artistic journey and I think will always be central to my work.

 

“Kicking up Dust” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 30cm x 75cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kicking up Dust” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 30cm x 75cm

 

As a mostly self-taught visual artist, I also believe strongly that we as artists need to keep experimenting, trying new techniques and mediums in order to grow and develop.

 

“Pink Gum” Acrylic on Canvas, 45cm x 90cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pink Gum” Acrylic on Canvas, 45cm x 90cm

 

My own work has started to diverge into two quite distinctly different directions. One is the bold, clear acrylics which are the style I started out with and have been tweaking and playing with ever since.

 

“Through the Meadow” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Through the Meadow” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm

 

More recently, I’ve been using a watercolor like effect (still created using acrylic paint) which gives a much softer, more dreamlike feel to the paintings.

 

“Mia” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Mia” Acrylic and Marker on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm

 

For the first time I’m working on a series of paintings that will be released as prints, as well as contracting some works to an Australian decor company for creating homewares. There is much more to come. Exactly what it will be, I’m not sure yet.

 

“Little Charlie” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm by artist Eve Izzett. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Little Charlie” Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 45cm x 60cm

 

My journey is only beginning. I’m looking forward to seeing where it will take me next.

 

Artist Eve Izzett invites you to follow her on Facebook.

 

 

Comments

  1. Love the personality of the subjects shining through, combined with vibrant colour and modern interpretation of the subject matter.

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