Faye Vander Veer
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Faye Vander Veer encapsulates the beauty of the everyday in her paintings. She oftentimes catches interactions, such as an exchange between a little girl and her mother. She once painted a work based on a young woman she saw sitting on a rock in the middle of a stream. Faye currently lives in Virginia and has been greatly influenced by Édouard Manet, Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent and Claude Monet.

Artist and Customer Comments

Faye Vander Veer 6/12/2014 | 7:39 PM

You are so kind. I believe you must be a writer as your words bring my painting to life. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your reaction to "A Pinch of Salt." I am smiling :-)

commentsA Pinch of Salt
Michelle 6/12/2014 | 6:06 PM

I love this painting Faye ! I see the movement, I can almost hear the sizzling, and smell the tantalizing aroma of fine cuisine, that these two exceptional culinary artist are preparing for the entitled customers." A Pinch of Salt "

Faye Vander Veer 4/10/2012 | 8:58 AM

Thank you so much. My paintings are so personal to me. My philosophy is that each of my paintings always finds its rightful owner. I am so happy to know one of my paintings has found a home with you. I hope you will enjoy it for many years. Did you choose "Winter in Paris" or "18th and Walnut?" Two of my paintings on "UGallery" sold at the same time and I was just wondering which one was yours. All the best, Faye

comments18th and Walnut
D Stewart purchased this artwork. 4/9/2012 | 9:10 PM

We love the painting.

Faye Vander Veer 1/26/2012 | 12:03 PM

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2012 is a phenomenal year for you! Thank you so much for your interest in my paintings.

Faye Vander Veer 3/29/2011 | 10:38 AM

Hello all of you art lovers out there. I am so excited to become part of the "UGallery" family of artists and cannot wait to have dialogue with those of you who "connect" with my paintings and want to share your comments with me. I hope to be posting more paintings to my "wall space" so you will have more opportunity to know me better and see what is in my heart. I am mostly a figure painter, but unfortunately, at the moment, most of work is tied up in an exhibit until the end of April. I don't mean to ramble on, but one of the things I like most about "UGallery" is the opportunity to correspond directly with you. My art is so personal and I have a story about each painting, because every one is painted from my own experiences. I absolutely love talking about them and sharing the inspiration behind each one. I'd love to hear from you - until then.....Take care, Faye

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Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front

20" h x 16" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.


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I was listening to Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and playing around with some new acrylic paint. I just grabbed some paint and responded to the music. Before I knew it, this scene had appeared. I was excited by the vigorous brushwork and transparent layers. There was no reference, other than what I was feeling. It was most intuitive, as if the music itself created the painting. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished, unpainted edges. It comes ready to hang, or can be framed for display. 

Acrylic painting

Acrylic paint was made commercially available in the 1950’s. Acrylic is a fast drying paint that can be diluted with water, but becomes water-resistant when dry. Acrylics can be applied in thin layers and washes to resemble watercolor paints, or they can be applied in thick layers, built up for texture. The main difference between oil and acrylic paint is the drying time. Oil dries slowly, allowing more time to blend colors and apply glazes. Artists who use acrylic paints typically work faster than those who use oils. Additionally, acrylics offer more versatility and are often used for mixed media work. Artists can mix different materials into the paint, such as sand or rice. They can also apply other media on top of the dried acrylic, such as pastel or pen.

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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