This painting is about the beauty and power held within a gaze. Often times women are criticized for they way they portray themselves, accused of having a sour look, or being told to smile. My piece fully embraces an icy glare, and the strength as well as influence it can have on a viewer. The Flowers and lace blouse represent her fragility, juxtaposed with her stern posture and fixed stare, she is a woman to be reckoned with, traditional of the Femme Fatale.
Kelsey Beckett is a Michigan native and an Illustration graduate of College for Creative Studies. She is a freelance illustrator and fine artist who has shown work in numerous galleries across the country. She Works mainly in acrylic and oil. Her work has been featured by Juxtapoz and Supersonic Art, as well as published in “Spectrum #20” and "Women of Wonder: Celebrating Women Creators of Fantastic Art."