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Guardians by Flame Bilyue c2003

My Inspirations

Photo of Flame

I guess every artist has their heroes, other artists who we admire, who have had profound influences on our work.

Here are a few of my art heroes, and their effect on my process . . .

Bev Doolittle

Calling her work Camouflage Art, Bev is one of my favorite artists. Many of her paintings tell a much deeper story than that seen in the first view. I’ve been inspired by her techniques. Many of my paintings contain elements forming a more complex image. My Guardians actually didn’t start out to be cryptic. The first face just sort of appeared. Once introduced, I went on to add several others.

Susan Seddon Boulet

I love the artist’s metaphysical paintings, and how they evoke a connection with the dream world. She conveys multiple layers of emotion with her imagery. In Capricorn, I let the imagery evolve into each other.

Frida Kahlo

I am inspired by her strength and perseverance through so many life challenges and hardships, including chronic physical pain. I love her rich hues; Bright colors with dark topics. Within Reach has a darkness to it, finding inspiration in our pain and subconscious.