One of our favorite sights to see when we visit a Renaissance Festival are the evocative, beautiful paintings of the immensely talented artists who show and sell their work at faires; from fantasy-styled works to portraits inspired by Renaissance masters, we’ve seen abundant beautiful works or art. Have you ever wanted to paint a canvas but didn’t think you had the skill? Meet Angela Staha, artist extraordinaire! She can help anyone, and we mean anyone, handle a brush! We asked her to put her experience and expertise to use, showing our readers how to paint The Lovers card from the tarot styled by artist Pamela Colman Smith, also known as “Pixie.”
If you’d like to learn more about Pixie, here’s a link to a biography here at LadyFaire.
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Angela Staha holds both a Bachelor’s degree in Art as well as Science, has been a multimedia artist since childhood, and is currently the head costumer at the Texas Renaissance Festival, where she’s worked in many capacities since the late 1980s. As a lane actor, she enjoys rich interaction with patrons; in the shop she revels in sharing that experience with younger actors as they develop characters. She has received two Monty awards, a prestigious theatrical award in Montgomery County, north of Houston, for local theater costuming. She directs the faery troupe at Sherwood Forest fair where the troupe makes all of its own costuming and props. Angela has also dabbled in cosplay at conventions, where she sells hand crafted items: leather, jewelry, resin craft, wood craft, and of course, costumes. “Let’s play dress up and make some art together!”