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Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Oana Diana Gavrila, a London-based artist, discovered painting in her mid-30’s and, without any formal training, managed to find her own inimitable style by creating unique figurative art.

Oana is predominately a figurative and portrait artist who incorporates strong graphic elements in her work. Her expressive mixed media works combine acrylics, ink, paint markers and paper all applied in an equally diverse manner using brushes, fingers, paint rollers and paper to create expressive and striking imagery. The finished works are a mix of modern and almost futuristic look, whilst still managing to retain a raw traditional aesthetic. ~ O.D.Gavrila

“Embrace yourself” Mixed media Acrylic and Collage on Canvas, 40 x 60cmSelf Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Embrace yourself, in these times, and acknowledge yourself for the extraordinary progress you are making, as a soul, in every waking moment. Rasha

“Freedom” Mixed media Acrylic and Collage on 330 Gam Paper, 30 x 40cm Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

She decided to free herself, dance into the wind, create a new language. And birds fluttered around her, writing “yes” in the sky.” Dreaming about the days when we will be free again from our cage, there is always hope! Monique Duval

“Sunshine” Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on Canvas, 40 x 50cmSelf Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.

“Breathe” Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on 330 paper, 30 x 40cm Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Breath is the finest gift of nature. Be grateful for this wonderful gift!

“Blindfolded” Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 50cmSelf Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Behind every mask, there is a face and behind that a story.

“Sensual” Mixed Media Collage and Acrylic on Canvas Board, 25 x 35cm Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred. Walt Whitman

“Be like the sun” Collage and Acrylics on canvas, 40x60cmSelf Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

Be like the sun and greet the world with all the light shining from within you! Be like the sun and always rise again! But if you want to shine like the sun, first burn like the sun!

Newspaper Collage and Acrylics on Canvas, 60 x 40cm Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

“Naomi” Collage and Acrylics on Canvas, 45 x 35cm. Eternal Beauty Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

“Touched by the sun” Collage and Acrylics on Canvas, 50 x 60cm Self Taught Artist Creates Modern Figurative Paintings

If you want to be brave
And reach for the top of the sky
And the farthest point on the horizon
Do you know who you’ll meet there
Great soldiers and seafarers,
Artists and dreamers
Who needs to be close, close to the light
They need to be in danger of burning by fire
And I, I want to get there
I, I want to be one
One who is touched by the sun

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