PAIGE FOLLMANN (B. 1983) IS AN ATLANTA - BASED ARTIST WHOSE PASSION IS CREATING “FIGURATIVE SCENES” THROUGH HER IMAGINATIVE AND ABSTRACTED STYLE OF OIL PAINTINGS.
Follmann’s work consists of contemporary hues and striking shapes that move lyrically across the canvas. The work is enticing and playful at first glance, yet grounded in symbolism and a specific interest in observations of nature and still life. Her process involves creating many layers of oil paint to achieve a beautiful depth within her imaginative scenes, then piecing together bold shapes and patterns to communicate her figurative imagery in the most simplistic way. Each composition challenges the viewer to imagine what is being depicted in a non-literal sense. She piques the viewer’s imagination, sending them into a thoughtful trance through her color fields, geometric and ornamental forms, spiritual symbols, scenes found in nature, and representations of the human figure.
Follmann was raised in Highland Park, Dallas, Texas, where she was exposed to art from a very young age. Her family cultivated her interest in art throughout her childhood, leading her to pursue Fine Art studies while at the University of Barcelona in Spain. She graduated from The University of Georgia with a B.A. in Advertising and went on to pursue her career as an artist in 2014, after working several years in the corporate world. Follmann realized a career as a artist was the only path for her. She has since established her studio in Atlanta, after having lived in Dallas and Charleston. Follmann enjoys developing her artistic technique through private instruction from her artist mentors and teachers at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta.
Through her six year career, she has quickly caught the attention of art collectors, designers, and even celebrities. She has garnered much publicity from national publications including Architectural Digest, Traditional Home, Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Magazine, Dallas Magazine, and The Atlantan Modern Luxury. Her work is commissioned by both private and commercial clients and has been exhibited in galleries in Georgia, New York, Texas, North Carolina and South Carolina.