Featured Artist Siv Storøy

Artist Siv Storøy’s compelling mixed media imagery features ethereal women in mysterious settings. Learn more about this artist by visiting her website.

 

"Do Ya, Punk?" Mixed Media, 50cm x 70cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Do Ya, Punk?” Mixed Media, 50cm x 70cm

 

As an artist and visual storyteller from northern Norway, I have been influenced and inspired by stories, myths and fairytales as long as I can remember. My images have this sub-tone of otherworldly and mysterious illusion to them, and I constantly make up stories in my mind as the images emerge.

 

"Earthly Delights" Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Earthly Delights” Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm

 

Most of my work is made by a mixed media technique consisting of photography, acrylics and ink. These mediums, combined with digital editing, give me the chance to play with multiple layers, creating my own personal style.

 

"Illuminata" Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Illuminata” Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm

 

That’s what I find most interesting to work with—a fusion of the traditional and digital.

 

"Insomnia" Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Insomnia” Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm

 

My background from graphic design and illustration influences my images a great deal, and I find it very difficult to not make contrasts between soft and hard shapes, or even sneak in some typography here and there. Ultimately, I believe that these different angles mixed together can create a somewhat surprising result. I really enjoy experimenting and mixing different disciplines.

 

"Just Say" Mixed Media, 70cm x 120cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Just Say” Mixed Media, 70cm x 120cm

 

My most recent line of artwork consists solely of women, portrayed in one way or another. I find myself always returning to creating female characters, wanting to explore new ways of showing their strength or vulnerability.

 

"Kasumi" Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Kasumi” Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm

 

The essence of the female archetype remains a great mystery, and through my artwork I try to both reveal and maintain that mystery.

 

"Memento Mori" Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Memento Mori” Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm

 

I work with a variety of methods; I sometimes photograph the models and I sometimes create photo collages from found pictures, which I use as a template.

 

"The Wicked Pink" Mixed Media, 50cm x 70cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“The Wicked Pink” Mixed Media, 50cm x 70cm

 

Often, I begin creating with just a feeling or a hunch of what it is I want express. I almost never have a plan, but more of an inner sense of what it is I want to make. Sometimes I begin with a notion of what the image should be, but I end up with a completely different outcome.

 

"Stardust" Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Stardust” Mixed Media, 70cm x 100cm

 

I start with “this feeling,” which gets scribbled down in my sketchbook. I then start refining it into something with which I can work. It’s a very organic process and creating is never dull with this approach!

 

"Keeper of Light" Mixed Media, 50cm x 70cm by artist Siv Storøy. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Keeper of Light” Mixed Media, 50cm x 70cm

 

I have received several propositions from galleries recently, and I am very grateful for these opportunities to travel around and participate in exhibitions. I work hard to improve myself, trying to discover new angles in my images.

 

Artist Siv Storoy in her studio. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Siv Storoy in her studio

 

Imagination and observation are key elements in my work. Though I am inspired by many principles, I seek to find an expression that is purely mine. Even though my images have changed over the years, people say that they can always recognize my style, and that is something I value.

 

Artist Siv Storøy invites you to follow her on Instagram, Behance and Dribbble.

 

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Comments

  1. Greetings from New Delhi, India
    Your artwork speaks for itself. I agree with your take on how female archetype has a great deal of mystery. It was a pleasure coming across your work.
    Good luck!
    Oishee

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