Intriguingly Surreal Portraits of Women Inspired by Nature

Emily Flint is a Lynchburg, Virginia-based artist whose paintings are inspired by the natural life that thrives along the James River and Blue Ridge Mountains. Her portraits of women are completed with acrylic paint and graphite on birch panels. The soft application of this media allows for the brilliant rings of the wood to shine through and create an interesting design motif in the background. Flint's meticulous mark-making highlights her realistically-rendered subjects and their encounters with nature.

The artist's figures are combined with insects and nests, and you'll find bees that line the gentle, blonde waves of a woman's hair. Other portraits feature honeycombs nestled within the sculptural updo and skin of her subjects. In one of Flint's more surreal paintings, two women are mirrored in a beautifully-contorted composition where a bee eerily rests on one's shoulder and the other's tongue. It creates a highly symbolic image that's both mysterious and intriguing to the viewer.

Emily Flint website and Saatchi Art page
via [Ghost in the Machine]

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Stunning Photos of Trains Roaring Through Picturesque Landscapes

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