Looking for Funky Fun Folk Art
WeeMee Whimsies - Artist- Christine Lenz
I wanted primitive with a twist, someone with talent and a new edge. After weeks of searching I almost gave up. So you can imagine my glee when I found her during one of my Google searches. Typing in primitive, Folk Art, whimsical and a bunch of pictures popped up with the word “images”.
With a click I started to review the pictures. Then I sat straight up in my chair! Could this be what I was looking for? Was it primitive? I think not. Was it Folk art? Yes, and more, it was funky, fun folk art, I was in love with it.
|Collage - Sing|
She declares her art work as folk art dolls. I call them amazingly addictive. Every time I go to her site she has some little play on words, like “Feeling Sluggish” painting, a comical art doll, a delightful ornament or collage doll. The name “WeeMee Whimsies fits her like a glove.
Christine sells her wonder prints 8” x 10” on her site for as little as $11.99. When you see them you will feel the fun and love she puts into her work. Her petite characters are charming. I hope she brings them to Artistic Figures in Cloth & Clay so we can see all her work up close. I just know everyone that is unable to see her work on line should get the opportunity of experiencing her sense of style and humor in person.
|Wise & Wacky Owl|
Take note that she only uses the rich Golden Fluid Acrylic paints. Christine believes that the colors are richer and more vibrant than the stock block liquid acrylic paints. She is indeed correct, acrylics tones are much more intense. She is teaching with these exact types of acrylics at AFICC. (See her classes click here) This will give her students an opportunity to step-up their painting and face painting skills a notch. Improving your supplies and ability to work with them is just as important as improving your skill level. Christine hopes to share both her talent and passion of painting with all her students.