Tuesday, July 16, 2013

La Dolce Vita: The Orient

 I can't believe it's been four years since our move to the far east. I have found so much inspiration in the rich heritage that can be found in every beautiful detail, whether simple or intricate. I've had a really visually rich year; travels to Tokyo, London, Shanghai, Italy & Israel have inundated me with beauty from every side, & I'm bursting at the seams with curious new ideas for paintings. Can't wait for the next adventure!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Charmed, I'm sure.

On this fragrant Mediterranean evening, with all the grace of a ballerina; she is carefully picking orange-blossoms. Across the way a little bird perched on a cypress tree introduces himself to a curious observer. The delicate & intricate pattern of leaves, blossoms & birds in the ground is directly inspired by antique Chinese techniques of mother-of-pearl inlaid in black/wine lacquer. The multi-hued flowers glint & glimmer while catching the light. The sky consists of vivid gem-hues of turquoise fading into ultramarine blues. 

This painting is circular in shape & measures 31.5" inches & is available FOR SALE SOLD