Ali Cavanaugh’s “Modern Frescoes” Show Luminous Women in Translucent Layers

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Ali Cavanaugh is an artist from St. Louis who uses watercolors to create dreamy portraits of women. She calls them “modern frescos,” as they are similar to the fresco-secco painting style.

Cavanaugh includes minute details of her subject’s appearance in every portrait and at the same time evokes a “tender unseen presence that transcends understanding in the depth of a soul.”

Her work can currently be seen at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art in Wausau, Wisconsin, but if youvisir the museum, check out her Instagram and Facebook profiles.

Essence . . Watercolor from 2015 Prints are available in my store. Link in bio.

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steep watercolor from early 2017 . Prints are available in my store. Link in bio.

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Above 12 x12 inches watercolor

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