Featured Artist: Caitlin Schulman
You may have seen my work in local art galleries and wineries around the Finger Lakes.
Having been described as ‘long-legged and big-toed’ my illustration's are playful and edgy yet simultaneously ethereal. My genuine love of drawing and mark-making comes through all of my pieces which are both delicate and provocative, with an almost paper-doll like effect.
My illustration process always starts with an idea. This idea is sparked with a dreamlike aesthetic that I then connect to an everyday situation, event or mood . I may have broken some rules in the world of mixing media…by having each of my illustrations be a little different from one another due to multiple techniques I tend to use.
My style of illustrating has always been minimalist with not a lot of background detail. Realizing this, the biggest challenge I have been working to overcome has been making sure there is a well balanced amount of detail within the entire card face.
he name of my stationery business “CaityDidd” is a combination of words surrounding the encouragement of my grandfather when I was a little girl. CaityDidd is a reformation that “Caity could, Caity did, and Caity accomplished.” I aspire to motivate and reach others with my work through the compassion I felt from my grandfather. My illustrations represents the connection people have with their loved ones.