Happy Birthday: Priscilla Warren Roberts

Priscilla Warren Roberts was born on June 13th. She gained popularity for her paintings that are high contrast with heavy shadows and surprising details.

I was going to describe her work as surreal but then learned she was considered a Magic Realist artist. I hadn't heard of that term before but it makes perfect sense. Both movements have in common that they render subjects realistically. The difference lies in that a surreal work  alters the shape, form, and scale of the objects depicted while magical realists juxtapose the relationship between the objects in the painting.

"I lead a life devoted to what I'm doing, that's the happiest life there could be. There's nothing to compare it with." 

~Priscilla Warren Roberts