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Artist Creates Fantastical Worlds by “Painting with Dreams”

Artist Erica Wexler paints surreal creations featuring subjects who have a distinctly dreamy disposition. “As an artist, I try to develop paintings that speak to me and to others, through colors and compositions, about the beauty and strength that exists in humans and in nature, specifically women,” the artist explains. “I would describe my style as a combination of surrealism, realism, and abstract.”

Keeping true to her ethereal aesthetic, Wexler designs fantastical worlds that contain relaxing and romantic qualities. The painter utilizes wood panels and slabs as naturalistic canvases to bring her fascinating, imaginative ideas to life. Using the surreality of dreams as her inspiration, the artist designs an alternate universe filled with subtle colors, flowing lines, and delicate forms of nature.

Update: Erica Wexler shares some of her inspiration with us: “I have done a series of 3 underwater paintings and Elena Kalis' photography was the source of inspiration for that series. I made it my own vision by adding elements that weren't there in the original photograph, for instance the jellyfish. You get a very different feeling from a painting vs a photograph.”

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