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A series of illustrations for the FALL 2020 issue, which includes two portraits and an 18wx5h end of article spread about two past and current students. The First Black Male (1970) and Female ( current ) present of the student senate. The article describes challenges they faced, and still face, Black Lives Matter protests as well as eradicating defamatory language written on campus. This illustration is of Melanie Flowers, the first black female president of the student senate at NC State.

Sharon Volpe Artwork

Sharon Volpe

illustration of Dedication to the popular Netflix Show and one of its main characters. Wi ha-Joon of #squidgame

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illustration of A whimsical pattern and shape composition for end of summer
#watercolor and #Digital


#fashionillustration
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#figurative
#digitalpainting
illustration of “A Life Plan for Two, Followed by One” Episode
An illustrative interpretation of MODERNLOVE TV. 
A personal dedication to Amazon Studio Series Modern Love TV.

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#posterdesign
illustration of For Mental Health Awareness, the combined digital painting and watercolor techniques illustration the self care all humans need.

#mentalhealthawareness
#digitalpainting
#eyes
#conceptart
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#hands
#selfawareness
#psychology
illustration of Portrait exploring poppy colors and textures:

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#femaleportrait
#beauty
#fashioneditorial
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#hair #lips
illustration of A personal illustration on how the recent U.N. climate report illustrates how the human race broke its promise to the human planet.

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illustration of A poster design to illicit a fun whimsical summer feel.

#originalart
#illustration
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#summer
#rainbows
#hands
#design
#poster
#colors
#popcolor
#digitalart
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of American Illustration Winner
Portrait of Beyonce, 2020 for paying homage to her movie #blackisking.
Portrait
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illustration of An abstracted Bowl of Fruit. Combined mixed media/digital. 

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#fruit
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illustration of In response to the recent news regarding sexual harassment in NYS, an editorial illustration addressing gaslighting. Gaslighting is when a response to a complaint get twisted that the person complaining starts to question their own sanity.

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illustration of 
FINALIST ARTBRIDGE X LENOX HILL MURAL CONCEPT
Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
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illustration of FINALIST ARTBRIDGE X LENOX HILL MURAL CONCEPT
Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of FINALIST ARTBRIDGE X LENOX HILL MURAL CONCEPT
Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of FINALIST ARTBRIDGE X LENOX HILL MURAL CONCEPT
Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of 
Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
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#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Upon 36 entires, artwork was a finalist (top 5 ) and awarded a $600 stipend for the ArtBridge x Lenox Mural on 3rd Avenue and 76th Street on the UES of Manhattan.  The artwork was created as a conceptual piece to be shown along a city wide block covering the construction wall. The theme : to show optimism and a sense of renewal as an affirmation from the Universe. 
#muralart
#mural
#illustration
#illustrator
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Submission for Slowdown Studio Call for Art 2020, this watercolor, digital piece pays homage to the natural patterns of nature and abstract shapes.

#art #originalart
#nature
#botanicals
#florals
#digitalpainting
#digitalart
#sunflwowers
#shapes
#textures
illustration of A combination of a logo/slash illustration perfect for a summer fun tee, greeting card or postcard.

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#adobedraw
#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of An original illustration in réponse to the Amazon Prime Series Modern Love (2) Episode 2 :
illustration of A dedication to a hot summer with a textural vase of flowers.

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#botanical
#flowers 
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illustration of Personal piece playing off a portrait of Kim Kardashian but with a twist. 
Watercolor/Digital

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illustration of Artwork created in NewYorkCity ComeBack theme. As NYC re opens for summer, this work shows a sort of Mother Nature approach to the botanical, summer colors and tall cityscape.

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#travel
illustration of In solidarity with the Asian community, this portrait of #feifeisun is comprised of watercolor and digital

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illustration of A dedication to Hot August Flowers with watercolor and digital techniques.

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#sharonvolpeartwork
illustration of Yoga on Youtube for Personal Work
During the pandemic, I had to find alternate ways to exercise and I found a great array of classes on YouTube. This aims to show the connect between the instructor and participate via YouTube,
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#yoga
#YouTube
#virtualyoga
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illustration of Created with watercolor and adobe brushes, this illustration pays homage to a that summer burn of colors.


#art #originalart #illustration #digitalpainting #adobedraw #florals #fashion #beauty #textures #colors #lips #eyes #womanofcolor #summerfashion
illustration of American Illustration Winner

Illustration Created for NC State Alumni Magazine. A 9x10 portrait for the the article detailing two Black lives at NC State from 1970 - 2020. The first Black Male and First Black Female to become the president of the Student Senate.
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#femaleportrait
#americanillustrationwinner
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#blacklives
#blacklivesmatter
#NCstate
#NCstatealumni
#digitalpainting
#adobedraw
#protest
#people
#poster
illustration of A 18x5 illustration showcasing then and now for two Black students named president of the student senate from 1970 - 2020.
Eric Moore and Melanie Flowers,
The panel highlights the struggle and power of speaking out against hate.
#illustration#illustrator
#blacklivesmatter
#blacklives
#Editorialillustration
illustration of Illustration Created for NC State Alumni Magazine. A 18xx5h for the 3rd illustration of the article detailing two Black lives at NC State from 1970 - 2020. The first Black Male and First Black Female to become the president of the Student Senate.
#illustration
#illustrator
#blacklives
#blacklivesmatter
#NCstate
#NCstatealumni
#digitalpainting
#adobedraw
#protest
#people
#poster
illustration of A 18x5 illustration showcasing then and now for two Black students named president of the student senate from 1970 - 2020.
Eric Moore and Melanie Flowers,
The panel highlights the struggle and power of speaking out against hate.
#illustration#illustrator
#blacklivesmatter
#blacklives
#Editorialillustration
illustration of Illustration Created for NC State Alumni Magazine. A 9wx11 for the  article detailing two Black lives at NC State from 1970 - 2020. The first Black Male and First Black Female to become the president of the Student Senate.This is Eric Moore, the first Black president of the student body in 1970.
#illustration
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#portrait
#maleportrait
#blacklives
#blacklivesmatter
#NCstate
#NCstatealumni
#digitalpainting
#adobedraw
#protest
#people
#poster
illustration of Submission for Slowdown Studio Call for Art 2020, this watercolor, digital piece pays homage to the natural patterns of nature and abstract shapes.

#art #originalart
#nature
#botanicals
#florals
#digitalpainting
#digitalart
#sunflwowers
#shapes
#textures
illustration of Portrait dedicated to the new QUEEN OF TEEN NETFLIX SERIES
illustration of Tribute to RGB. #ruthbaderginsburg
illustration of Created for QUIDD APP. Series is fancy fruit released Summer 2018. Won runner up in American Illustration 38 Call for Art.
Created with watercolor and digital painting techniques
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advertising
Prickly Pear
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book cover
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portrait 
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strong woman
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headdress
colors
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make up
illustration of Dedication to Bo Burnham's Netflix Special Inside starring Bo Burnham.
Portrait reveals the comic, absurd yet sometimes tragic point of view of the modern world surrounding the Covid 19 pandemic with Burnham's dreamed.
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#colors
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#digitalpainting
#sharonvolpeartwork
#BoBurnham
#BoBurnhaminside
#netflixisajoke
#netflixspecial
illustration of Chosen Cover Artist for Women Who Roar 2020 Digital Anthology.  For Women Who Roar is a community for women on line and in person through events, seminars and an art and poetry collective. 
#forwomenwhoroar
#femaleportrait
#textures
#colors
#beauty
#womenofcolor
#lips
#eyes
#editorialillustration
#Illustration
#Illustrator
#face
illustration of Art chosen for Maybelline's Send a Kiss campaign. Original art created for all social platforms.
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Original Art
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woman artist
lips
digital art
digital painting
beauty
Maybelline
NYC
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illustration of Society of Publication Designer's Call for Art
illustration of Portrait of Andra Day as Billie Holliday in The movie #theunitedstatesvsbillieholliday

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#ladyday
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#50sjazz
illustration of Portrait of Andy Samberg for his movie #palmpsrings on #hulu

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#maleportrait
#malebeauty
#comedian
#travel
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textures
#hair
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#illustrationartist
#california
illustration of Portrait of Steven Yeun for his role in Minari. 

#Illustration #portrait #maleportrait #minari #academyawardnominee #digitalpainting
#textures #conceptart #illustrationartist
#illustrator
#koreanamerican
#asianamerican
illustration of Part of a set for the QUIDD app, Stripes created with watercolor and digital, won runner up in Creative Quarterly Call for Art.
Created with watercolor and digital painting techniques
elegant
advertising
fashion
book cover
novel
illustration
illustrator
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colorful
portrait 
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male portrait
summer
tank top
poster
illustration of Illustration created for an article on the For Women Who Roar website title “Art Allows Me To Step Outside Myself.”

#editorialillustration
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#originalart
#flowers
#patterns
#textures
#popcolors
#forwomenwhoroar
illustration of Won a Merit Award in 3x3 International Illustration Book for part of a series of Fancy Fruit for the QUIDD APP.
Prickly Pear
Portrait
Model
Fancy
Fruit
colors
textures
hair
makeup
beauty
lips
eyes
patterns
watercolor
digital
illustration of Portrait of Rege-Jean Page from Bridgerton ion Netflix.

#Portrait
#regejeanpage
#brdigerton
#netflix
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#maleportrait
#beauty
#blackman
#Britishactor
#manofcolor
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#blackman
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#England
#regencyera
illustration of Illustration won Runner Up in Creative Quarterly Fall of 2019 Call for Art.
Love flowers, wild colors and a portrait that stands out and makes a statement.  Created with watercolor and digital painting techniques
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advertising
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book cover
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illustration of Illustration for an article about online art shows (int iieu of in person during COVID-19 pandemic )during the holidays in 2020.

https://www.ny-artnews.com/single-post/looking-for-the-perfect-christmas-gift-mvvo-art-opens-three-holiday-boutiques-on-artsy-gallery-to-m

#mvvoartshow
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#figurative
#textures
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#beauty
#fashioneditorial
illustration of Paying tribute to Matisse and women of color, this piece was featured in the MvVO show in the Oculus WTC from end of August through September 2020.

#art #ORIGINALART #illustration #colors #patterns #flowers #woman #portrait #lips #eyes #beauty #womenofcolor #blackwoman
illustration of Illustration to pay homage to Disney's Mulan 2020: 
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#watercolor
#digital
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#portrait
#femaleportrait
#faces
#beauty
#asian
#asianwoman
#asianbeauty
#eyes
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#patterns
#chess
#netflix
#mulan
#mulan2020
illustration of Portrait of Britney Spears . 
#illustration
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#portrait
#femalePortrait
#britneyspears
#popstar
#beauty
#hair
#lips
#digitalpainting
#faces
illustration of A whimsical portrait dedicated to A holiday Winter Fall Vibe ...

#portrait
#digitalpainting
#femaleportrait
#lips
#eyes
#Textures
#leaves
#nature
#Illustrator 
#Illustration
#faces
illustration of Portrait of British Actor Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal Movie on AmazonStudios. The movie addresses a rock drummer suddenly losing his hearing.
#rizahmed
#soundofmetal
#portrait
#maleportrait
#britishactor
#hair
#textures
#sounds
#manofcolor
#faces
#concetpart
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illustration of Portrait of Leslie Odom Jr. playing Sam Cooke in #OneNightinMiami

#Portrait
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#female portrait
#beauty
#blackman
#AfricanAmerican
#manofcolor
#lips
#eyes
textures
#hair
#colors
#blackman
#leslieodomjr.
#illustrationartist
#miami
illustration of Illustration for Chris Evans, A Starting Point. Mixed media piece.

#digitalpainting
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#Illustrationartist
#biden
#trump
#civicengagement
#politics
#electionanxiety
#adobedraw
#astartingpoint
#chrisevans
illustration of A personal illustration piece for Tessa Thompson on Sylvie's Love on Amazon Prime Video.
#1950sstyle
#1950sfashion
#portrait
#femaleportrait
#beauty
#textures
#colors
#blackwoman
#womanofcolor
#tessaThomspson
#Illustration
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#womenwhodraw
illustration of Digital and watercolor illustration depicting the feeling of a storm brewing.
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#digitalpainting
#textures
#patterns
#colors
#lips
#fashioneditorial
#beauty
#hair
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illustration of Portrait of Daveed Diggs playing Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton.
Created with Watercolor Textures and Digital Painting
#illustrator
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#portrait
#maleportrait
#poster
#faces
#hair
#AfricanAmericanman
#18thcentury
#hamiltonthemusical
illustration of Chadwick Boseman X Sub-Saharan Flowers.
elegant
advertising
fashion
flowers
African American
book cover
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colorful
portrait 
digitalpainting
black man afro
curly hair
make-up
male model
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illustration of A whimsical illustration dedicated to summer
#illustration
#illustrator
#Flowers
#floral
#textures
#beauty
#eyes
#lips
#sunset
#digitalpainting
#colors
illustration of Personal Work/Illustration for DUNE starring Timothee Chalamet.
#illustration
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#adobedraw
#portrait
#maleportrait
#movieposter
#DUNETHEMOVIE
#dune
#eyes
#lips
illustration of Personal Tribute to Breonna Taylor. Digital and Watercolor. 
#illustration
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#portrait
#femaleportrait
#breonnataylor
#blacklives
#blacklivesmatter
#digitalpainting
#adobedraw
#protest
#people
#poster
illustration of Illustration Chosen as one of 15 finalists for Mapping Manhattan. Showcased all over NYC on every LINKNYC from May 23 - June 5th.
elegant
advertising
fashion
book cover
virtual billboard
novel
illustration
illustrator
art
colorful
portrait 
digitalpainting
black woman afro
curly hair
make-up
dance
fashion
attractive
face
beauty
model
faces
poster
NYC 
humans of NY
illustration of Artwork chosen as one of 15 finalists for Mapping Manhattan project. Showcased all over NYC on LINKNYC from May 23 - June 5, 2019.
illustration of Reinterpretation of an Icon Frida Kahlo.
Portrait
People
Art History
Historical
Painting
Digital Painting
Digital Art
Adobe
Adobe Draw
Illustration
Illustrator
Lips
Eyes
Colors
Pop Color
Flowers
Design
illustration of A tribute to those bright sunny days with watercolor and digital techniques.
illustration of A tribute to the strong women of Black Panther movie, with a twist on Lupita Nyong'0
African American woman
female model
female empowerement
illustrator
illustration
digital painting
black woman
make up
eyes
strong woman
royal
book cover
poster
beauty
advertising
illustration of Illustration to pay homage to Mental Health Awareness Month.

#illustration
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#conceptart
#conceptualart
#mentalhealth
#mentalhealthawarenessmonth
#digitalpainting
#adobedraw
#editorialillustration

Profile

Sharon Volpe: Is an illustrator/painter that transforms how humans feel on the inside through to the outside using expressions, playful themes and symbols. She comes from the surrounding NYC area, and completed an M.F.A. in illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology in 2016. Prior to that she studied graphic design at The School of Visual Arts. Her work has been exhibited in advertising, magazines, point-of-sale, digital apps and in gallery exhibits in the U.S. and abroad. Her original artwork was selected for 3x3 International Illustration Annual 16, Every Woman Biennial, American Illustration 38 ,39 and 40 Call for Art and was also selected as a Runner Up in Creative Quarterly Issue No. 52 and No. 56 in the Fall of 2018 and Fall 2019. In the Summer of 2020, Maybelline NY chose her work to send digital cards to fans for Mental Health Awareness Week. That same summer her art was showcased the World Trade Center Oculus as part of the MvVO Show..

Style/Techniques

Abstract, Comps, Conceptual, Design, Digital, Figurative, Graphic, Impressionistic, Lettering, Line with Color, Logo Design, Montage, Painterly, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Decorative, Floral, Pattern, Whimsical, Concept Art, Film/Entertainment, Apps/Mobile

Subject/Specialties

Humor, Botanical, Celebrities, Editorial, Education, Fantasy, Fashion/Cosmetics, Food, Futuristic, Health, Historical, Icons, Licensing, Maps, Mural, Music, Mystery, Nature, Packaging, People, Political, Portrait, Posters, Romance, Sci-Fi, Travel, Web Illustration, Wildlife, Lifestyle, Feminine, Masculine, Spiritual, Youth, Edgy, Environmental, Urban, Branding, Surface Design, Logos