‘Overgrown’ by Vasilisa Romanenko
Artist: Vasilisa Romanenko
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 14″ x 11″ x 1.5″
Year of Creation: 2021
About the Artwork:
“This piece is part of my latest series of paintings, which depict various combinations of the everyday natural world. The flower featured here is a Yellow Rocketcress, which grows across a wide geography and is considered an invasive weed.
My aim is to draw the viewer in by constructing layers of intricate botanical elements, interwoven to produce a sense of depth and mystery. I like to create drama in my artwork by using a wide range of values, stark contrast, and saturated details.
The paintings in this series are influenced by vintage botanical illustrations, vintage textile designs, and the plants I encounter while walking in the woods.” – Vasilisa Romanenko
About the Artist:
Vasilisa Romanenko is a New England-based illustrator, designer, and fine artist. Her artwork depicts the mystery, beauty, and fragility of nature through the use of botanical elements, intricate patterns, and animals. She sees her paintings as windows into a magical world, much like the one she enjoyed getting lost in as a child while reading fairy tales. Vasilisa’s primary medium is acrylic on canvas, although she works with watercolor, ink, and digital mediums as well.