Lindsey Kustusch

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

On the Edge of Spring    30 x 18 Oil $ 4,000

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

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

Final Stop   18 x 18 Oil $ 3,000

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

Sunshine In the Dark    16 x 16 Oil on panel  $ 2,500

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

Union and Western   24 x 24 Oil $ 4,200

Common Iridescence   19 x 15 Oil on panel  $ 2,800

A Curious Glance   24 x 24 Oil $ 4,300 (SOLD)

The Night Owl   18 x 18 Oil $ 3,200

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

Small Monarch on Blue
6" x 6"   Oil   $575  (SOLD)

Common Indian Crow on Yellow
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

Common Indian Crow on Green

6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

Jepetuson Baetus
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

Large Blue Morpho
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

Small Blue Morpho
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

The Indian Yellow Nawab
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

The Vibrant Sulphur
6 x 6  Oil on panel  $575  (SOLD)

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

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

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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