SANDRA VARGAS, Roseville, CA Member Since April 2009 Artist Statement I'm an independent graphic designer and illustrator based in Northern California.
My big eyed girls and whimsical fauna are inspired by nature, story books and fairy tales. Part of my work is dark and eerie, inspired by the stories of Edgar A. Poe or the imagery of Tim Burton to name some of my favorites. On the other side my work is sweet and colorful, reminiscent of story books from my childhood and inspired by my inner child.
My work is a combination of both traditional and digital techniques. My characters are created with so much love and attention to details, giving them their own personalities with little stories behind them, which makes them so special and unique!
My work is filled with contrasts: Sometimes it’s colorful and sweet, sometimes it’s dark and gloomy, but always surrounded by a magical atmosphere.