There’s something you should know about me, Artsies. I grew up completely immersed in the styles of past eras. My dad loves “classic Chevy’s“, that’s 1955, ’56 & ’57 Chevrolets, for those not in the know, and a lot of our family time revolved around my parents’ involvement in a local classic car club. The adults I grew up around reveled in the cars, clothes and music of the past. So I kind of automatically have love for anything with a retro-ish vibe. Enter Anna Magruder’s artwork.
This Portland artist looks back at the people and images of the past, re-imagining their lives and stories. These re-imaginings have a dreamlike quality to them, like old photos you’ve found in the family photo box, yet know one knows who they are or the stories behind them.
Her muted color palette further reinforces the vintage feel of her work, so that they read almost like the faded Kodachrome images of the past.
To see more of Anna Magruder’s work, please visit her website.
Featured image is Observer ( Mediator ), oil on canvas, 16×16.