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Depictions of Everyday Life

Showcasing Amy Rauner's Whimsical Artwork

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

Amy Rauner has been preparing herself for a career in the arts since she was very young. She dreamed of working for Disney as a feature film animator before finding an interest in illustration and design. After living in and around Detroit for her entire life, Rauner is excited to be graduating from the College for Creative Studies and starting her career.

Her work, which she explains as depictions of everyday experiences that we take for granted, is frequently whimsical and occasionally experimental.

“I love working with pattern and texture,” says Rauner. “My work owes heavily to old poster design, especially the work of Toulouse-Lautrec and other Montmarte artists in the early 20th century France.”

She enjoys the attention-grabbing qualities of bold colors and shapes typically used in printmaking. Having always been more of a sketcher than a painter, there is a heavy drawing element in Rauner’s paintings and illustrations – created through both digital and traditional means.

“I’m always fighting with my practical or methodical tendencies to overplan and overwork,” says the artist. “It’s a real challenge.”

Visit www.amyrauner.com for more.

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