Fans of Charles Wysocki, Mary Engelbreit, Grandma Moses, and folk art in general will fall in love with Folk Art Fusion: Americana.
Featuring projects that instruct artists of all skill levels how to draw and paint subjects including quaint homes, colorful gardens, beautiful birds, and textured florals, Folk Art Fusion: Americana features American-themed folk art infused with a modern twist. Simultaneously fresh and nostalgic, it draws on America’s rich artistic tradition and heritage and provides a fun, accessible take on creating beloved scenes from the heartland.
Featuring projects that instruct artists of all skill levels how to draw and paint subjects including quaint homes, pretty patterns, colorful gardens, picturesque farms, beautiful birds, and textured florals, this book features American-themed folk art infused with a modern twist. Beginning with an overview of what folk art is, followed by introductory topics like color, tools and materials, and drawing and painting techniques, Folk Art Fusion: Americana also includes 16 simple, step-by-step projects done in approachable and popular mediums. Rounding out the book is a gallery of folk-art pieces sure to inspire lovers of all things Americana.
Abut the Author/Illustrator: Joy Laforme is a self taught illustrator and artist, with a Masters in Interactive Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Born and raised in the Hudson Valley in New York, she eventually settled in a small town outside of NYC near the Ramapo Mountains. Her mother’s love of all things Americana and garden have informed her contemporary folk art style, and her work with brands, publishers, and print publications. She works in a variety of mediums including digital, gouache, and pastel. For more work please visit www.joylaforme.com, follow her on Instagram and Pinterest @joylaforme for the newest available artwork and behind the scenes images.
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