I’ve got a lot of respect and admiration for anyone who’s good at art. And I have double admiration for someone who can paint something that actually looks real. I guess that means I have triple admiration for Zaria Forman because her paintings not only look awesome and realistic, but she creates them using nothing but her fingers and a bunch of blue pastels.
Formally trained at Skidmore college, Zaria’s paintings have been used as the backdrop for the classic ballet, Giselle and also in the background of the series House of Cards. Each of her paintings takes her around a month to complete and can fetch up to $9,000 at auction.
Forman, 31, wants her art to bring attention to the areas of earth that are most affected by climate change. She’s got my attention.
Take a look at some of her frankly stunning works over the next few slides.