The Paper Cut Art of Ereisa Wells Gentile

27 Jan
2011

Paper cut artist Ereisa Wells Gentile crafts some delicately gorgeous paper cut scenes such as nests, forests, and pretty girls with birds or sitting under a tree. Ereisa has a degree in Psychology from The American University (where she also studied Fine Art) and a degree in Illustration from Pratt Institute.

She says: My inspiration comes from nature, women, the materials I use, color, emotion, and above all, instinct. My primary medium is acrylic. I love painting on wood and have begun carving into my paintings with Japanese woodcutting tools. It is a process that I find deeply satisfying. There is something about slowly and methodically creating pattern and texture in the wood that I find soothing (and also challenging). Recently, I have discovered the joys of paper cutting. It is a natural extension of the work I have been doing as it relies solely on cutting (carving, in a way) to create each piece.

Here are some samples of her work…

Visit the blog of Ereisa Wells Gentile to see more of her amazing pieces and read about her trials and tribulations on life, art and where she gains her inspiration.

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