6005 El Camino Real, Atascadero, CA 93422
About the Artist
Who is Wendy Hiller and Why did she paint “Steam Punk Bessie”?
Wendy has been an artist since she was old enough to hold a pencil. She has work in TV, Movies, Theatre, and Theme Parks as a Scenic Artist and she draws and paints as a hobby. Currently she works as a Massage Therapist at Intuitive Touch Healing Center in Arroyo Grande.
Steampunk Bessie is an imaginative example of a steampunk ideal. Steampunk style incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th century industrial steam-powered machinery. It can illustrate an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”.
I have painted carousel animals in the past. Once for a production of Carousel I painted 4 horses. And I was hired at Disney World to help repaint some of their damaged carousel animals. So, I’m very familiar with painting animals like this. I will paint this design with 3 dimensionality in mind. From a few feet away people with thing the gears are actually 3-D.