Layaway Days: Art collecting on a Budget
The next artist I wanted to feature is Adonna Khare. Sure, her art is unbelievable and her prints affordable, but I like her for another reason too. In my mind, I think her name sounds like 'I Don't Care' but in a really thick Jamaican accent. I'm sure I'm mispronouncing, but it is extremely fun to say! Anyway, enough of the shenanigans, here we go.
Adonna Khare is an American artist, who primarily produces carbon pencil drawings. Her work depicts human/wildlife interactions, using elements of surrealism and humor. As an example, ‘Hear No Evil’ contains a rabbit, a bear, a gazelle, and an egg, which aren’t drawn to scale, when compared with one another. Additionally, she has been known to use her own animals as models, with the rabbit in the piece, looking strikingly similar to her own.
Classically trained, Khare received her M.F.A. from California State University – Long Beach. She is most well known for her large-scale pieces and winning the 2012 ArtPrize competition, pocketing a cool $200,000 for ‘Elephants’.
Adonna sells affordable prints in her online shop, providing her fans with an opportunity to own one of her works. ‘Tiny Tiny Elephant’ is a must have for $75 and is one of my favorite pieces. It measures 8”x10” and comes in an edition of 40.
Her work is astonishing. She is very active on Instagram and Facebook and is worth the follow, as she consistently posts new and delightful pieces.
Click on the images below, to be redirected to her online store.