May Facebook Featured Artist: Jill Ricci

14 May

The first time I saw the work of Jill Ricci, I was completely smitten.  Her palette, use of texture, pattern and materials lend such a glamourous edge to her work.  Wonderfully feminine and sophisticated yet rustic-ly urban.  I’m giddy to have her as the Facebook Featured Artist for May!  So much so that I find myself going to the Artsy Forager Facebook page just to gaze at her cover image.  Is that weird?

Breathing Room, mixed media on canvas, 48×24

Her work reminds me of the things I love so much about New York– the glamour and elegance of the city, its history and architecture,  how it teems with life and colorful characters.

Decadent, mixed media on canvas, 48×36

But even as we idealize the city, it hits us with its grittiness, its realness.  As the song goes, “If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere.”  Ricci’s work shares that same energy, stubbornness and passion.

Star-Crossed, mixed media on canvas, 14×14

Like apartment windows in the city, each portal in Ricci’s work is a glimpse into a different world– graphic niches to discover and explore.

Thoughtful, mixed media on canvas, 48×30

Happening, mixed media on canvas, 30×40

If you haven’t done so already, head over to the Artsy Forager Facebook page to see an album of more of my Jill Ricci faves– tell me which is your favorite!  And of course, check out her website for even more gorgeousness!

Featured image is Bullseye, mixed media on canvas, 48×24.  All images are via the artist’s website.

12 Responses to “May Facebook Featured Artist: Jill Ricci”

  1. Jo Howe May 14, 2012 at 10:01 am #

    These are delicious! So many things I enjoy appear in her work. Thanks for sharing!

    • Lesley May 14, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      Glad you loved them as much as I do, Jo!

  2. Time To Be Inspired May 14, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Thanks for sharing. I LOVE Jill’s work! It speaks to me, and I thank you for showcasing her work. Would love to see it up close and personal some time!

    • Lesley May 14, 2012 at 11:21 am #

      Me too! Glad you love her work as much as I do. 🙂

  3. francifularts May 14, 2012 at 5:27 pm #

    I like how the work looks so layered, as well as the way she uses patterns, color, and eyecatching details.

  4. nari May 14, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Reblogged this on nari's archive and commented:
    I love it. very colorful but vintage.. I am going to fall in love with her work!!!!

    • Lesley May 14, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

      Thanks for reblogging! It thrills me that so many people are loving Jill’s work.


  5. ephemeralgecko May 15, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    what a fab find! 😀

    • Lesley May 15, 2012 at 9:09 am #

      Glad you enjoyed Jill’s work!

  6. Impower You May 16, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    I love your blog. It inspires me to get off the computer and go doodle. Right after I do some more yoga stretches that is.

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