Gaulthier
Self-taught artist Gaulthier's whimsical style, described as "anthropomorphic realism", is a culmination of her personal experiences residing in urban and rural settings. Primarily motivated by a deep love for aesthetics, her works are influenced by vintage and modern graphic design. The wild creatures in her animal portraits are depicted in a humane and regal manner and are foregrounded on damask style backgrounds. She humorously depicts her animal subjects as ‘collectors’, who collect objects such as flowers, china, books, and baked goods.
 
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Born in Texas, self-taught artist Gaulthier’s whimsical style is a culmination of her personal experiences residing in urban and rural settings, including a decade in which she spent living and working in Chicago and Africa. Having grown up in what she states was the “flattest” and “ugliest” town in West Texas, Gaulthier’s inner life thus became a lot richer, and she began producing commissioned works from her early teens. Described as “anthropomorphic realism”, the wild creatures in her animal portraits are depicted in a humane and regal manner, and are foregrounded on damask style backgrounds. She humorously depicts her animal subjects as ‘collectors’, who collect objects such as flowers, china, books and baked goods. 

Gaulthier’s creative drive is primarily motivated by a deep love for aesthetics, seeing beauty alone as making a work important to her, as she depicts a reality she wishes was real. Her works are influenced by vintage and modern graphic and textile design, and she often paints with interiors in mind. 

Gaulthier’s works have been featured on HGTV as well as the PBS program ARTS, and she has a permanent collection in the San Antonio Children’s Museum. 







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