Few people can capture the intricacies of human skin in paint. But then there are artists like Edie Nadelhaft. This talented artist is inspired by her deep respect for the natural world and her paintings of skin are produced in such vivid colour and with such microscopic strokes that you have to look twice to make sure these are, in fact, oil paintings.
To get her paintings of hands fo lifelike, Edie uses digital photographs as her imagery source: ‘The technology enables me to closely examine things as disparate as the human hand and the ocean with equal facility. Using a device no more powerful or expensive than a cell phone, I can capture a level of detail or moment in time that is not accessible through casual observation. And through careful editing I identify elements or phrases within the larger context that can be both intimate and universal, timeless and ephemeral’.