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Chamisa Kellogg
Portland, Oregon

Chamisa Kellog is a professional illustrator, with a degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her background and training in illustration undoubtedly influence the style and content of her fine art. She illustrates and reinterprets stories we already know, fairytales and myths. Outside of the story, she re-imagines the characters and captures them in their defining moment. The focus is on the moment of the character’s loss or transformation, which makes them who they are, or who they will become. For instance, the moment Pandora opens the box, or Red Riding Hood conquers the frightening wolf. The work is both light and dark. It is whimsical in its illustrative storybook style, but mature and serious in its subject matter. The emphasis on where she places detail is surprising. The characters have blank, featureless faces, but vibrant colored hair and clothes. Without identifying facial features, the work captures the universality of fairytales. We are all at some point caught in a comprising moment, tangled, exposed, or threatened.

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Sif's Golden Hair
by CHAMISA KELLOGG


Watercolor painting on paper
One-of-a-kind
Signed on front
2015

18" h x 14" w 
0 lbs. 2 oz.

$525


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Sif is a goddess from Norse mythology known for her long golden hair. She is unfortunate enough to fall pray to Loki, a mischievous trickster, who cuts off her hair one day and upon facing the wrath of Thor (Sif's husband) employs the help of metal smiths to fashion her a new head of hair. 

This piece is on heavyweight paper measuring 13"H x 10"W. The piece is on a matte measuring 18"H x 14"W. It will need a frame for display. 

Watercolor painting

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