Nicole Gustafsson is an illustrator based in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. whose richly colored images of enchanted forests lit by glowing prisms are painted in traditional media — often Acryla Gouache and ink on wood panels.
Gustafsson utilizes a light touch with her linework, allowing her colors to carry the primary definition of her forms, and inviting the viewer into her compositions with contrasts of hue and value.
The gallery on her website is divided into subject matter, and her blog offers additional pieces, works in progress, announcements of shows and images of her work in situ, in which it is easier to see the realationship of the painted image to the base. Often areas of the wood are left open around the outside of the image.
[Via The Verge]