suana verelst illustrations

posted by the scholar on August 29th, 2007
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_verelst_lotti_runs_away_from_falling_alphabet

suana_verelst_Egg_on_Hatsuana_verelst_The_Princess_and_the_Moon

suana_verelst_sketch-p1

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 montréal (where she also received an art history degree). after her graduation in graphic design from dawson college in montréal, she began an illustration career in children’s books, and has won recognition and accolades for them in europe and north america.

suana_verelst_Fish_grazingsuana_verelst_High_in_the_sky_on_a_cloud

suana_verelst_A_story_about_a_witchsuana_verelst_The_Shepherd_and_the_village_Girls

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.

suana_verelst_dancing2Bdawn

suana_verelst_The-Yukai-siblings

suana_verelst_rat

a little whimsical, a tad surreal, a pinch spooky, and slightly absurd.

great stuff!

stay tuned to her etsy shop, currently being restocked with fun goods for september!

more eye candy on her website, and good reading on her blog too.


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4 Responses to “suana verelst illustrations”

  1. Suana Says:

    Wow! Thank you for such a great introduction of my work! Do you mind if I link this article on my blog ? Kind regards, Suana

  2. the scholar Says:

    hi suana,

    nice to see you! of course feel free to link.

    thank you for making your marvelous art!

  3. steve Says:

    What a fine article, so well deserved. Suana is an top notch artist in a league of her own and I feel very fortunate to have stumbled upon her work.

  4. the scholar Says:

    hi steve,

    i agree with you, i think her work is terrific!

    thank you for the visit!

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