Oil and Acrylic on canvas , 4, 2016, $2200
This Jimmi Hendrix portrait was inspired by the 27 club. The stained glass in the background represents Jimmi's personality and love of LSD. He was a multi faceted guy. I love duality of the black and grey portrait along side the colorful stained glass.
I'm inspired by renaissance era portraits, street art, tattoo art (specifically traditional Americana and Japanese designs), and all things juxtaposed! I love breaking down subjects that were once sacred or taboo and mashing it up with modern culture.
The challenge of capturing each subjects' personality and energy is enough to keep me endlessly pursuing higher quality in my portrait work. If you follow my work from even just 5 years ago, you will notice a big difference in realism and applied skill. I've been building momentum (sometimes more than other times) for as long as I can remember. For me the key is the keep pursuing higher goals in personal skill. It's a bit less about the end result, I'm in love with the process. #foreveraworkinprogress
Sarah Gil age 28, has always been inspired by the challenge of capturing a person or animal’s personality in her paintings. With a self-taught background in pencil, ink, acrylic, and watercolor, in 2015 she began to focus her craft on oil painting. And has dove head first into creating large-scale oil and mixed media portraits ever since.
Sarah works out of her home/studio in Tacoma’s Lincoln district. She moved there March 2017 from San Francisco’s Bay Area and is happy to become part of such a supportive artist community.