Monday, March 8, 2010

What, How & Why: A Closer Look - Featuring Julia Finucane

At, we work with artists and photographers from across the United States and Canada. We're inspired everyday by the images that they send to us and by the stories they share.

In our "What, How & Why" interview series, we take a closer look at some of these fascinating people.

We've asked each participating artist or photographer three simple questions:

1. What do you do?
2. How do you do it?
3. Why do you use

Please read on to find out more about Julia Finucane.

Julia Finucane
Fantasy Pop Artist
New York, NY

What do you do?
I am an artist who loves the fantasy world, fairy tales, dreams, and lowbrow art. I paint whimsical big eye girls and little birdies that not only have a fantasy feel, but also a twist of pop culture added to them. When I am not painting, I am sewing my 'droopy heart' rag dolls which are one of a kind with their hand painted faces.

How do you do it?
I paint mainly in acrylics but like to experiment with different surfaces including wood, papers, masonite board, and canvas. I also paint on on fabric for my rag dolls. I paint in all different sizes from 24" x 36" inches to aceo cards which measure 2.5" x 3.5" inches. Before I start to paint, I research the subject matter and than sketch out my ideas completely before placing it on my surface and adding even more details. I then paint in layers to build up color and add my highlights at the end.

Why do you use
I first learned about from the Etsy forums and heard nothing but the best. They are also from my hometown of Buffalo, ny so that was an added bonus because I love supporting local businesses. I ordered prints from them and was impressed by the quality, bold colors, and crispness. The customer service is also of the highest. They answered every email I wrote to them answering every question. I would recommend them to any artist who wants prints of their artwork.

Contact Information:
Julia Finucane


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