Subject Tags: pencil, portrait, emotional, feelings, gloomy, angst, romanticism, woman, young, heart, broken, romantic, expressionistic, expressionism, nostalgic, atmospheric, longing, sad, dark-romantic, markers, expressionism, excitement, eyes, dreamy, lady, pink, gold, gothic, classic, autumn, drawing
Size: 9"W x 12"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2018
"Autumn Angst" is an original artwork by artist Olya Meek, made with color pencil and permanent color marker on mixed paper; 12 x 9 in. (30,5 cm x 22,9 cm).
"My inspiration for this piece came in the evening of September 20th, 2015, while listening to dark-romantic, gloomy music. I did not have a specific idea what to draw that night and just let this inspiration flow through me and lead me to whatever direction it may be. I remember that the eyes came first, then the lips, the shape of the face and the rest. An emotion was drawing through me and it gave birth to a portrait of an unknown young woman, with sad, longing eyes and, perhaps, a broken heart. The atmosphere is saturated with nostalgia, romance and angst. The lady in question is dwelling in a secret garden, surrounded by the first fruits and flowers of the Autumn."
Olya Meek is a young, aspiring artist, born in Bulgaria, Europe, and currently residing in the United States. She has been involved with art since childhood. Mostly a self-though artist, with some art classes taken along the road, Olya Meek creates truly beautiful, genuine and passionate art, inspired by her love for classical and dark-romantic rock music, as well as by her personal experiences and vivid imagination. Olya Meek's greatest influences come from artists such as: Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Johannes Vermeer, Van Gogh, Alphonse Mucha, Modigliani, Tamara de Lempicka and others.