About the Artist - Valerie Levkulich
I am a self-taught artist inspired by ancient subjects, whether historical or myth, and am influenced by the detail of aboriginal art and the classic beauty of Art Deco. I paint on midsize to very large canvas with acrylic paint and tiny
brushes, a style I call "Mosaic Pointillism."
Each painting tells a story and depicts an optical illusion between 2D and 3D. There are a total of five to seven layers required to achieve the optical illusion, and depending on size can take 450 to 2000 hours to complete. When I have an idea of a painting, I visualize it completed, and break down each layer in a backwards manner until I have the foundation layer plotted in my mind.
I enjoy working on each and every layer as they are all quite unique and challenging. I, truly, enjoy every moment from start to finish. My hope is you will enjoy viewing them.