filed under: art, illustration, mixed media, textiles
belgian (et maintenant au quebec) artist suana verelst is a clear thinking artist. she approaches each of her dreamy pieces with a quilter’s mindset, combining today’s technology with painting, drawing and repurposed items. here’s a sampling of her poetic portfolio:
suana was born in antwerp and grew up in kortrijk, near the french border. she has degrees in fine arts from 2 schools: the academy of fine arts in antwerp, and john abbott college and concordia university in montrÃ©al (where she also received an art history degree). after her graduation in graphic design from dawson college in montrÃ©al, she began an illustration career in childrenâ€™s books, and has won recognition and accolades for them in europe and north america.
suana’s favorite stories to tell are the ones where the most vivid characters come to life. one day, while completing an illustration, she was suddenly inspired to take the soul of her two dimensional drawing and craft it into a three dimensional character. her one of a kind doll collection now proudly compliments her illustration work.
a little whimsical, a tad surreal, a pinch spooky, and slightly absurd.
stay tuned to her etsy shop, currently being restocked with fun goods for september!