I've been creating a lot of art the past few months; forced Covid 19 quarantine in Miami has given me lots of time to be creative! I've started to upload the new art to my Pixels.com gallery where you can purchase all manner, and sizes, of prints from gallery wrapped canvases, framed and even metal and acrylic prints. In addition to the prints there are also home decor products sch as pillows, bedding, etc. The newest offering they have is of course cloth face masks, the new 2020 accessory. I have close to 1,000 different designs to choose from for the masks, to avoid the ho hum boring medical grade masks.
The image shown here is "Whispers in the Night" and it was actually created on a small 6"x6" canvas board and then embellished with a couple little wooden hearts. But, I love the look of this part of the painting so much I wanted to offer it by itself for prints and products. Even though it was initially created so small it is available in prints sizes up to 48"x48"! You can see all of my art on Pixels.com
I've finally gotten around to listing all the available MAD Doodles, there are over 60 to choose from.
I started out creating these as just a means to get the creative juices flowing, but I received so much positive feedback and interest in people wanting to purchase them, I will now be offering them for sale :)
They are created on loose 11"x14" Bristol Paper (unframed) and using Sharpie pens, listed at the amazingly low price of only $49 each, including shipping within the U.S.
If you want to keep up to date on all my newest art and creations, I share everything on my Instagram @MADArtStudios.
Stay safe, healthy and inspired!
Throwback Thursday has me thinking back on one of the absolute biggest highlights of my art career thus far, creating four massive paintings for a Christies charity auction during Miamis Art Basel Week 2018 benefiting The Global Wildlife Conservation. It was a magical night celebrating the art world and working towards preserving natural lands for future generations. Just having the opportunity to share my art at this event was a huge honor, but then I was completely blown away when Leonardo DiCaprio bid on my art, and the paintings were eventually purchased/auctioned to several billionaires...I never in a million years expected such a positive response to my art, it was a truly humbling experience.
My amazing daughter (Plastics Media) organized this opportunity for my art to be included and we had a fun evening out with friends in the magical city that is Miami, especially the vibrant, energetic vibe that takes over the city during Art Basel; it's my favorite week of the year and look forward to seeing the art, people, fashion and just the energy that lights up Miami Art Week.
Normally by this time of the year, July, is when artists start looking for venues, businesses and organizations to collaborate with during Art Basel Miami, and this continues right up until the first week of December when Miami Art Week happens. But, due to Covid-19 there hasn't been any talk of Art Basel 2020, and understandably so. I can't imagine at this point in time that such a huge week of endless parties and art events would be allowed due to the social distancing that is required in Miami at the current time. Yes, we have months for things to get better, but, without the ability to plan and prepare, will Art Basel occur this year in Miami? If so, will it be a "masks required" scenario? I'm going to be keeping a close eye on chatter and rumors of what will be happening and crossing my fingers that my favorite week of the year is still a reality for 2020. In the meantime I'm going to optimistically continue honing my craft and work on a new art collection to unveil during Miami Art Week, even if it's a virtual event.
I've started a new collection of paintings I call Color Studies. These are all painted with acrylics on Bristol paper (unframed), in sizes from 11"x14" up to 19"x24" and they are quick little studies to work on color combinations and design elements. Most of these are abstracts, but I also do some of my PoP of Love hearts as well, that have less detail than my other hearts. These color Studies really help to keep me inspired and allow me to create finished art every day, so far I am loving this new direction! And am going to try some of these designs on larger paintings soon, for now I'm just really enjoying the process of creating so much new art and hope you all like these new pieces as well.
I am also offering these original paintings at VERY affordable prices, so that everyone can enjoy some colorful, vibrant original art in their homes. You can see all the available pieces HERE, and be sure to check back on a regular basis as I try to add new ones every day as often as I possibly can.
I have also been adding them to my Society 6 and Pixels.com sites for prints and all kinds of fabulous print options, home decor and accessory products.
I will also be creating some of my popular style of abstract Landscapes and Circle of Life paintings as Color Studies as well and offered at the same price. I don't paint a lot of these anymore, but it's fun to revisit this style with new colors and add in some different ideas/designs elements as I move forward with the color studies.
I hope everyone is able to stay busy while being stuck at home. I know it can be hard to think of things to keep you occupied, so I partnered with a few girls to give away the perfect quarantine creative pack. Visit Instagram to see our fun pack (valued at $250) which includes a coloring book, DIY diamond art kit, MADART Original painting and coloring pens!
How to enter: Visit, and Follow each of the girls tagged in the photo on this Instagram POST.
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When you’re done, tag someone you’d want to be quarantined with
That’s it! The winner will be announced this Friday at noon EST. Good luck!
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