Artist of the Day…Julie Thompson

Today’s artist has a rather unique medium – Feathers! I am so impressed by these painted feathers by Julie Thompson, otherwise known as “The Featherlady”…I imagine the level of skill needed to paint on feathers is out of this world! I love this because not only do I love feathers, I also love how Thompson combines two beautiful things (feathers & paint) to create the amazing pieces.

Thompson is based in the Pacific Northwest and has been painting on feathers since 1990. She uses naturally molted peacock feathers and then paints various scenes of nature and wildlife on them. She began by selling the feathers along the cruise route of Alaska, but now you can buy her feathers online!

And since wildlife scenes aren’t exactly my cup of tea (although these are gorgeous), I’m glad to find out that she also does commissioned work  – and for an affordable $275, I think I just may have to own a piece of this unique art! I’d love a feather with a Warhol reproduction, some sort of African tribal print, or some sort of geometric/abstract motif!


About missheree

Greetings! I am Sheree, a fashion and costume designer from Miami, FL and Minneapolis, MN respectively. While fabric is my personal medium of choice, I find inspiration is all areas of art and this blog is a representation of that. From fashion to illustration to graphic design to architecture, Sparkleshock is here to do just that - add sparkle to your mind and shock your senses.

Posted on November 1, 2010, in Artists on My Radar and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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