• About

    "I try and capture a feeling when I am painting, a certain mood or tone within the context of the subject. My true center is in a classical style and art nouveau, but I have recently began mixing in abstract influences, iconic and feminine spiritual tones with more fantasy themed subjects."

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  • B. K. Lusk

    has been a well selling artist and prestigious award and juried award winner for over a decade. Her work has been seen on television, in newspapers and publications nationally and you can find her art in galleries, private and corporate collections worldwide. You can also find reproductions of her work in stores, boutiques and online.

    B. K. Lusk currently lives in Georgia with her husband of ten years and a few furry friends.

    History

    • She grew up in a suburb of Pittsburgh, the youngest of 5 girls. She liked art and started drawing and painting at a very early age. Some of her favorite and most influential artists were Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiel and John Atkinson Grimshaw

      She attended college for art, art education and elementary education and worked as an art therapist before settling in to work as an artist full time. She helped found and promote the online miniature movement ACEO (Art Card Editions and Originals) and became good friends with the creator and founder surrealist painter Lisa Luree. They are currently working on a joint project combining surrealism and art nouveau.

    About her work
  • Figures

    Mother and Child 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Tranquility 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    The Lovers 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
    Serenity 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Serenity's Fall 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Victoria 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Serenity's Mother 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Cameo 11 x 14 oil on convexo canvas
    Waiting 8 x 10 oil on art board
    Serenity's Sister 16 x 20 oil on canvas

    Mermaids

    Lady Poseidon 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Mermaid 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Siren by the Sea 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Siren II 11 x 14 oil on art board
    Sahara 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Siren of the Sea 20 x 16 oil on canvas
    Sea Goddess 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Siren 8 x 10 oil on art board
    If I Should Let Go 8 x 10 oil on canvas board
    Mermaid and Seahorse 16 x 20 oil on canvas

    Fairies

    Gossamer Flight 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
    Ice Maiden 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Metamorphosis 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Letting Go Again 30 x 40 oil on canvas
    Athena 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Karma Fairy 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
    Fairy Godmother 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Dancing with Butterflies 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
    Letting Go 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Karma Dancer 16 x 20 oil on canvas

    Carnivale

    Starlight Fairy 24 x 30 oil on canvas
    Carnivale 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Muse in Pink 8 x 10 oil on canvas board
    Jewel Fairy 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
    Masquerade 20 x 24 oil on canvas
    Mehndi Calypso 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Belle of the Ball 11 x 14 oil on canvas board
    Peacock Fairy 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Manohara 16 x 20 oil on canvas

    Reefscapes

    Reefscape 11 x 14 oil on art board
    Light at the end of the Sea 16 x 20 oil on canvas
    Indigo Sea 8 x 10 oil on canvas
    Mystic Lights 4 x 6 oil on art board
    Mystic Lights II 4 x 6 oil on art board

    Miniatures

    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Sunflower oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Sea Turtles oil on art board
    ACEO - 2.5 x 3.5 Ireland oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Blue Vase and Pears oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Tabby oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Peacock Damsel oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Heather oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Fairy Lass of Balina oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Willow oil on art board
    ACEO 2.5 x 3.5 - Bangaii Cardinals oil on art board
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  • Visual Iconic Imagery

    I have been working on paintings that embody the power of woman through spiritual and deified representations. Some of my paintings are elaborate and ornate because they are icons of the feminine spirit. I have always been fascinated by religious icons and the elaborate detail and use of gold leaf in their representations and have used this influence to create my modern day icons of the strong and vibrant female perspective. We have so many facets as women, so many graces and so much strength, that I impart this into my creations in order to elevate the fortitude that women possess and exemplify them as the extraordinary beings that they are.

    Medium

    B.K.'s primary medium is oil. She uses a glazing technique wherein she creates many light layers allowing each to dry, adding depth, contours and shadows. This gives her figures a luminescent ethereal quality. She will sometimes paint a swirling textured background and add patterns over patterns around the figure. This creates a three dimensional illusion behind her subjects. She also uses various mediums to create raised layers or patterns on her work. She often glazes interference oils on her paintings that have iridescent or pearlized qualities. The most noteable feature of her work are the raised and intricate designs and patterns that she leafs with gold, silver and most recently multicolor metal foils and powders. This embellishing process can sometimes take as long as the painting itself. Her mixtures of gold and metal swirls, patterns and dots add an opulence to the finished work and in themselves convey their own meaning or story to the work.

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