Juliet Schreckinger is a Long Island, NY based artist. Her work is typically created using a stippling technique in pen & ink and graphite, with occasional splashes of color. Juliet’s pieces are inspired by the ocean, nature, and all of the creatures within our world. Since the time she was a child, Juliet has been fascinated by black and white photography, colorless television shows, and film noir movies. Being exposed to the lighting effects and sharp contrasts shown in these photographs and films greatly inspired the type of work that she does today. Juliet’s work is centered around giving a voice to nature and animals, with the goal of showcasing their importance in this world. Through an illustrative take on fine art, she strives to express a story in each drawing.
This piece is from "The Skater Series" for ETA34. In her owns words: "In 2019, I drew Oscar, the first character in my skater series. I felt such a deep connection to this octopus skater that he became my mascot of sorts, as I used him as my profile image and on various stickers and packaging. After Oscar received a lot of love, I chose to make this an ongoing series of animals enjoying the art of skateboarding. This felt like the perfect time to continue the series, as August and September are my favorite months to go skateboarding. In this collection, I have brought in some of my favorite characters, such as Macy the Eel, Thurman the Thresher, and so many others that I have included in my artwork over the years, yet have not been featured in this series before. I had so much fun connecting the three things I love most in this collection: art, animals, and skateboarding!"