Description My Interpretation of 'Ophelia'This is my interpretation of the painting by John William Waterhouse. He painted this version (he painted more than one) of 'Ophelia' c 1894 I have done a few of these and each one is a little different, some are more lifelike and some are more fantasy. Ophelia is a fictional character in the play Hamlet by William Shakespeare. She is a young noblewoman of Denmark, the daughter of Polonius, sister of Laertes, and potential wife of Prince Hamlet. Ophelia dies a sad and tragic death, she had climbed into a willow tree, and then a branch broke and dropped Ophelia into the brook, where she drowned. Gertrude says that Ophelia appeared 'incapable of her own distress'. Gertrude's announcement of Ophelia's death has been praised as one of the most poetic death announcements in literature.I love the Victorian era and have always found it to be fascinating. If the Victorian era is as intriguing to you as it is to me then you may want to check out my Victorian inspired website? I have included some of my favorite Victorian recipes on there and they are free to anyone who would like them. My website is: http://www.freewebs.com/thevictorianandpioneerera/
Teresa Walker Member Since January 2014 Artist Statement I am a digital & mixed media artist, photographer, writer, and I’m also a wife, mother, and grandmother. I am so thankful for the Blessings that God has given us in His world, His artwork is majestic!.
Years ago my art instructor told me that I was unique and had a wide range of styles that were uniquely my own and that she hoped that I would stay true to my own natural talents. My instructor passed away a few years ago and I hope that I have honored her and stayed true to myself by being uniquely me.
My journey as an artist began many years ago when I was a young girl then on to around the early 90’sI embraced the computer revolution and developed a way to merge painting and photography in the digital medium. Art has since then become my passion & I approach my work with an almost child-like naivety and enthusiasm. I find peace and contentment when I create a new work of art and I hope my art pieces will bring the same joy to you as it gave me when I created them. I am continuously experimenting and trying to learn new techniques as I want my art to be a blessing brightening the lives and moods of others just as it has helped me and my family.
My artwork inspirations include: Nature, wildlife, vintage Victorian and Pioneer era art, etc… Most of all my natural surroundings are my constant inspiration. Born and raised on a farm in the country, I have long enjoyed the beauty that this area affords. I love animals, wildlife, and all of nature itself. I’m surrounded by tall pine trees, oak trees, and the wildlife is bountiful here with the deer running and playing across my back pasture. Squirrels, birds, rabbits, and coyotes also visit often. When spring comes to these parts and the wildflowers and flowering trees such as dogwood trees are a gorgeous blanket of beauty where I live; it is truly a blessing from God to be surrounded with this peaceful serenity that I call home.
I hope you enjoy my work, and sharing in my artistic journey. Thank you for visiting my page, I hope that my artwork has been a blessing to you!