It really is the age of the superhero right now. Everywhere you turn, you can find evidence of superhero-mania from the movies coming out, shows on TV, kids toys, food packaging, and now, even in fine art. I have to admit though, I am kind of enjoying all of the superhero stuff, especially when talented artists like French Canadian Sandra Chevrier throw their work into the mix. Chevrier’s portrait work it beautiful, but what really makes it stand out, is the addition of comic strip art in a tattoo-like fashion to the portraits.
At first glance, you might think that Sandra Chevrier just paints the portraits, and then adds previously done comic book art to her work after in a collage style. But, what shows her true artistic talent, is the fact that she actually hand paints both the portraits and the comic art, transitioning between vastly different styles effortlessly in one piece. She uses a combination of oil and acrylic paint to complete these portraits. More about her process can be found on her blog. Chevrier also sells limited edition copies of these portraits in her shop. To see more of her paintings, check out her website.