Inspired Paintings and Pet Portraits By Isabel Ostrom

My artwork is about bringing a smile to someone’s face. Joy is what makes life beautiful. It is what gets us through challenges and allows light in to illuminate the shadows. That is why much of my artwork has a touch of whimsy, to catch your eye and make you grin and feel happy. Whims are odd ideas that usually occur very suddenly, and that is also how I approach each painting - the choice of palette, texture and of course, subject matter. My body of work is growing and evolving but at the root of everything is the need to communicate, to connect, to reach out to others with a message of joy, love and hope.