Thursday, April 1, 2010

Young Artists: Vera Gould

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Vera is a senior at University High School. She is currently 17 years old and will be a freshman at Williams next year (as of now). She plans on studying both chemistry and visual arts--perhaps as a double major, and hopes to continue her work in art in her future.

Why did you start doing painting/drawing?
I started drawing as soon as i leaned to hold a marker. I started painting when i was 10.

How do you choose your subjects?
I paint whatever I think is beautiful/cool/interesting.

How has your style changed? What do you think has influenced your work style?
My style used to be more cartoony. Last year I moved into more realistic painting (flowers, plants, landscapes, etc). Then this year I've been into more abstract graphic design.

Who is your favorite artist? Your favorite piece?
My favorite artist is van gogh. My favorite piece is starry night.

Tell us about what you're currently working on.
I'm currently working on a series of 12 paintings about science topics, They all depict infinite cyclical movements or patterns of some kind (sine waves, swinging pendulums, the earth's magnetic field, an electrocardiogram) in a colorful and graphic way.

If you could learn another art form, which one would you look into?
I've always wanted to do sculpture, so I would look into ceramics.

Describe your style.
My style is pretty artsy. I like to make, or at least alter a lot of my clothes. I usually hand-make my jewelry and turn baggy t-shirts into cute dresses and such. My clothes are colorful, but I like them to match. I love big complicated earrings and intense eye makeup, but I usually keep the rest simple.

Who are your favorite brands/designers?
I don't really have a favorite brand or designer because I like to buy clothes as cheap as possible, so they come from miscellaneous places.
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What color would your shadow be?
Magenta. But that's weird color for a shadow.


  1. her work is amazing. the negative space and white is really great! the butterfly is so realistic! pretty!

  2. I wish I could draw hands like that!! And I agree, the butterfly is super coo. Is the brown one dirt??

  3. wow, she's so talented, and so young! I love the last piece, shows how easily she can switch between styles.

  4. wow, she's so talented!!

  5. I love love love these paintings! the colors/white space are great.