FEATURED LOCAL ARTIST: Tory Van Wey
Tory is a Bay Area artist and illustrator. She is best known for her use of stark contrast, bold composition, and selective color palette. She graduated at the bottom of the recession in 2008 with a degree in Graphic Design from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. Her job prospects were grim and and she had an arts degree. She had to get creative. She dabbled in graphic design, letterpress printing, horticulture, and tech before establishing her freelance career as an illustrator that happily occupies the space between design, illustration, and fine art. Her work is inspired by antique etching and print techniques, tattoo culture, the natural sciences, and macabre children's literature. Her works spans several mediums including printmaking, cut paper, and traditional graphic design, with a primary focus on ink and digital illustration. She has worked with a diverse group of clients including the Ritz Carlton, Goldenvoice Productions, and the Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, as well as private clients and collectors. She lives in the woods just North of San Francisco, where she draws, gardens, and generally takes it easy.
Artist Link: www.toryvanwey.com/
Artist Facebook: www.facebook.com/toryvanwey