Originally a graphite drawing on cream-colored Strathmore paper layered with cold wax medium and oil paint. Paint applied with palette knives and scraped with putty knives to create texture.
Erin Ruffino holds a BFA degree specializing in Drawing & Painting. She currently is a freelance fine artist and muralist.
Thematically, her work explores developing identity through figurative surrealism. Often 'finished' or fully rendered images blend with 'unfinished' line drawings, embodying the idea of developing identity as an indefinite, imperfect process.
Reading psychology texts and listening to experts speak on podcasts inspires her to create work which mediates our frantic inner critics by raising questions of self-improvement.
The work is created in various traditional media including oil paints, graphite pencil, charcoal, and marker.
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.