Nadia | Glitter Gals | Mixed Media Collage + Acrylic On Canvas
Nadia is one of seventeen paintings in the Glitter Gals collection . The Glitter Gals collection is an experimental series using paper collage, acrylic gel mediums, glues, glitter, metals, pouring mediums, fabric, costume jewelry, glue gun art techniques, and paint pouring techniques, as well as other mediums and materials, to create these beautiful portraits and female figures that are vibrant, colorful, and unique. This series was created as a tribute to my mother who passed away in September of 2017. This artwork has been recently featured at the Vertigo Art Gallery in Phoenix, Arizona.
Nadia is unique, as this painting is one of several to include glue-gun techniques to create certain textures and details for the hair and face, as well as the use of false eyelashes. In addition, Nadia’s hair and face were completely painted before adding the hijab.
While creating this collection, one custom piece was commissioned, and essentially is part of this series. This painting was also part of the Glitter Gal exhibit at the Vertigo Art Gallery.