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About Veronica Fannin:
I am an artist, letterer, and instructor in New York’s Hudson Valley. I enjoy custom projects of all stripes. From signage, imaging, and organizing, to workshops and websites, I like to see dreams come alive. I revel in the process and bask in the final product.

I am a geek at heart, and I love anything that’s structured like an 8-bit RPG. I love puzzles, fantasy, and a courageous cause. I like to make grammar jokes and puns, and my heart fills up when children laugh at my antics.

My childhood was spent on the Gulf Coast of Northern Florida, surrounded by Spanish moss and live oak trees. I loved to burrow into the shrubs and pretend I was in a faerie grotto. I spent a lot of quiet time alone, drawing. I thought one day I would draw for an animated feature film or make my living painting wall murals. My grandfather is an artist, and as a child, I loved observing him while he worked. He painted a mural of the cartoon Bambi on my nursery wall. What amazed me the most about his art was the way he would use unexpected colors (hot pink!) in his beautiful Florida landscapes. I avoided art training in school because I didn’t think that I was very good at art, and I bought into the idea that it had to be secondary, or just a hobby. But finally in college, I went for it, and I had a wonderful art professor who encouraged me to find my voice.

Experimenting with materials and themes, I discovered that the art I enjoy making the most incorporates text, narrative, illustrative imagery, and intrigue. I like to incorporate music and art, whether it is the soundtrack during a gallery show, a video set to music, or a poster for a musician friend. I believe that music, as aural art, is inextricably linked to visual art, and the two complement each other very well. When I am able to work with a musician or include music in my art in some way, I feel extra excited and complete.

I am inspired by medieval manuscripts, Arthurian and Faerie Tales, and intricate patterns. I think I was a scribe in a past life, because I could be completely content transcribing text all alone in a room for much longer than your average Joe-monk. I remember being a little jealous of kids in grade school who misbehaved and were assigned the task of copying dictionary pages. To me, that was not punishment. I loved handwriting and spelling. In college, I took Ancient Greek and would have failed, had it not been for my well-formed letters— I couldn’t speak it, but I loved to write it!

Street art, graffiti, sci-fi, and fantasy inspire me. I enjoy the large-scale incorporation of text and public impact of street art. And I love the otherworldly perspective of imaginative fiction—from Star Trek to anime to Lord of the Rings; the worlds and environments that writers and filmmakers envision and are able to share with us are astonishing. I love monsters, especially sea monsters, and how they are depicted in maps of the ocean, warning adventurers of strange events that occurred.

Someday, I’d like to write an illustrated fantasy novel, cook dinner for all my heroes, and keep my studio organized in the CRAZY CUTE Studio Pouches you can buy here on RedBubble! ;)

You can visit me on my website: www.veronicafannin.com

Thanks for shoppin’!

  • Joined: April 2016
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