‘Tinkerbell’ by Claudia Griesbach-Martucci
Artist: Claudia Griesbach-Martucci
Medium: Oil on Board
Dimensions: 12″ x 16″
Framing: Framed (Frame Size: 16.75″ x 20.2″)
About the Artwork:
“Tinkerbell is a continuation of my personal series, Wanderers. My inspiration for this painting comes from memories of playing or hiding in my Mother’s garden and often leaving my toys neglected in the flower beds. I feel as though I know the personality of Tinkerbell. She is old and cautious and was once someone’s idea of an Elle Wood’s accessory, but has become the last detail in the family household, overshadowed by the children.” – Claudia Griesbach-Martucci
About the Artist:
I was born in Monmouth New Jersey, 1990. I attended SVA undergrad in 2008 and went on to obtain my Master’s Degree in 2012 under the program “Illustration as a Visual Essay.” I worked as painting assistant for Jeff Koons for 4 years, and now I am currently working out of my studio in South Street Seaport Manhattan.
I grew up as an only child in an isolated house between the woods and the ocean. With both parents as working illustrators, I was encouraged to rely on my imagination, nature, and the companionship of our many pets which included rats, frogs, along with the typical cat and dog. My childhood pets and our fairytale house play a big role in the characters and narratives I create in my paintings. My influencers have been Thomas Woodruff, Mark Ryden, Walton Ford, and Caspar David Friedrich. However my biggest influences have come from the poetically doomed characters in literature and film. I am seduced by the tragically beautiful, like in Oscar Wild’s Portrait of Dorian Gray. I believe that, “Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic”.