Celebrating Women in Art | Ramona Nordal
Ramona Nordal is a contemporary Canadian artist. Her work is very well known for her extraordinary use of colour in her large scale portrait paintings.
Nordal unifies the traditional with innovative use of colour and technique. Her subject matter is usually female forms and figures, with the intent to portray their tenacity and unique presence.
An uncommon feature of Nordal's work is the use of intricate penwork on the faces of her subjects. This creates a tension between the delicacy of the portraiture and the bold, bright colours and backgrounds. Her references for the paintings she creates range from the 1800s through to the 1970's.
Nordal keeps her focus on creating art by working on multiple pieces in her studio at once. "I find I get bored easily and by working on three or four paintings at a time it keeps things fresh for me. I work on one then switch half way through the day and start working on another one. This allows me the freedom to work on several different collections at once. I like the randomness of the process."
See more of Ramona Nordal's work here.