Lindsey Kustusch

Late Afternoon In the Bay     22 x 30  Oil on panel  $ 4,400  (SOLD)

Before the Rush     18 x 18  Oil on panel  $ 3,000

Beneath the Setting Sun     24 x 24  Oil on panel  $ 4,200

Then Came the Calm     30 x 30  Oil on panel  $ 5,500

A Break In the Storm     18 x 26  Oil on panel  $ 3,500

Night Falls Over the City     22 x 36  Oil on panel  $ 5,300

Looking North At Dawn    16 x 24  Oil on panel  $ 3,000

Seattle At Dusk    24 x 24  Oil on panel  $ 4,300

Tonight Let's Walk    18 x 18 Oil on panel  $ 3,000

Just A Few Stops From Home    30 x 20 Oil on panel  $ 4,300

Sunshine In the Dark    18 x 18 Oil on panel  $ 3,000

Winter Dusk    28 x 18 Oil on panel  $ 4,000

Union and Western   24 x 24 Oil $ 4,200

Last Light Over the Canyons   18 x 18  Oil on panel  $ 3,000

Sunset at Dead Horse Point     18 x 32  Oil on panel  $ 4,200

In the Shallows    28 x 18  Oil on panel  $ 4,000

Beneath the Veil of Night      35 x 55  Oil on panel  $ 7,800  (SOLD)

Baeotus Jepetuson on Brown
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

Common Indian Crow on Yellow
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

Common Indian Crow on Green

6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

Jepetuson Baetus
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

Large Blue Morpho
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

Small Blue Morpho
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

The Indian Yellow Nawab
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

The Regal Fritillary on Yellow
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

The Regal Fritillary on Blue
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

The Vibrant Sulphur
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575

Small Monarch on Blue
6" x 6"   Oil   $575

LINDSEY KUSTUSCH - After completing her fine-art studies at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Lindsey found herself at a crossroads. Should she pursue a fine-art career or a veterinary one, perhaps caring for special-needs animals? Undecided, she got a job at a nearby shelter. “I let myself get completely wrapped up in animal welfare,” she says.  During that time, she discovered the work of a local artist whose loose, impressionistic paintings of barn animals captivated her. “It broke all the rules of what I learned in school,” says Kustusch, who began painting portrayals of the shelter cats and her own feline critters at home.

 

Today the Oakland artist paints full time and has gained a national following for her paintings of both animals and bustling urban cityscapes.   The lure of heavy-impact scenes, notes Kustusch, helps explain her love for painting birds with a commanding countenance, especially ravens and crows. “They exude this sort of wild, ancient, prehistoric spirit with an intensity and sense of drama,” she says. “Aesthetically, they’re stunning

 

animals, with their perfect balance of soft and hard edges, reptilian-like talons, and shades of velvet-black feathers.” She uses abstracted, painterly effects to convey their energy, personality, and soul. Small doses of photorealism help viewers fill in the gaps, she says. “By experimenting with abstraction and various kinds of mark making, and by using layers to mimic atmosphere, the end result feels more real.”

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