Wendy Artin

Wendy Artin is an American painter. She primarily works in watercolour and charcoal. Her work is figurative and classical and explores the timeless interaction of light with surfaces on architecture and the human body.

I love paper, and pigments being transported along a thin surface of transparent water. Although my paintings are often classical, I studied at the Museum School in Boston and the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris when marks, gesture and atmosphere were of greatest importance. As I travelled more and more, the charcoal and oils gave way to a small watercolor box and brushes. Through the streets of Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Boston, New York, Mexico and Guatemala, I have painted indoors and out, subjects from the eternal to the fleeting. The human form and the humble strawberry are endlessly inspiring.