The Trompe L'oeil Invitational at Meyer Gallery Santa Fe includes a young artist that I'm keeping an eye on. Her name is Star Galler and ever since I discovered her art after seeing the artwork "Tea Party", some months back, I've been waiting for an excuse to mention her here.
Star Galler, Tea Party, charcoal, 15 X 13 inches ( click on the image for an enlargement )
Star Galler about her art; "The creation of my art is both my greatest pleasure and most intense torture. The desire for perfection can be almost too much to suffer, but then there is a moment in painting more rewarding than any I have ever experienced: the moment when the very thing you are painting suddenly takes on a life and actually seems to look back at you. And even better, it is incredible to watch a viewer develop an intimate relationship with the subject in my painting that has nothing to do with myself as the artist. I live for those moments."
To find out more about Star Galler, visit her website StarGaller.com
Star Galler, Phoenix, charcoal, 16 X 10 inches
Anthony Waichulis, Best Laid Plans, oil, 14 X 11 inches
Jhenna Quinn Lewis, Bird, oil, 8 X 6 inches
Jacob A. Pfeiffer, Monkey Wrench, oil, 12 X 9 inches
Slade Wheeler, Paradigm Shift, oil, 12 X 9 inches
Jay Davenport, Place Your Bets, oil, 14 X 11 inches
Michael Gallarda, Untitled, oil, 10 X 8 inches
To see all the works in the Trompe L'oeil Invitational, Click Here