PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is Venus.
Venus is an American visual and performance artist, who also acts, models, dances, writes poetry, and performs as a musician.
Venus is the granddaughter of film actor Rusty Lee (Young Guns, Raising Arizona, Wild, Wild West, Gunsmoke to name a few!). The artist currently works and lives in Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas.
Before committing fully to art Venus studied literature, creative writing, museum studies and archaeology. In 2005 Venus began to focus her career on art and has since been painting full time. The artist is completely self taught and has sold over 1000 works of art to art collectors around the world. As an artist, Venus has experimented with numerous styles and mediums from small scale miniature paintings to large gallery sized paintings, photography, and assemblage. She takes her inspiration from her travels through life, nature, culture, emotion, and beauty in ways that create new and unique visual arts.The artist also teaches painting at a gallery. Venus’s “Portrait of Glenn Frey” painting was purchased last year to be included in the upcoming Eagles Museum in Winslow, Arizona.
An interview about the artist’s life will be on “Barside Jive” on Youtube next month.
We will be painting Venus’s Pop Art Cat on the 11th and 24th of this month, book tickets here:
You can also check out more of Venus’s fabulous work here:
Etsy Store: https://www.etsy.com/people/VenusArtist (paintings and signed prints for sale)
In the meantime here is a selection of our favourite works by the artist: