For years I would create a new calendar comprised from my Circle of Life collection of bright, colorful landscape paintings. But, I've been slacking, I will admit it, and haven't created one for a few years, but I'm back at it and just released the 2021 calendar with all new designs!
The great thing about these calendars is you don't have to dispose of them once the year is over, you can continue to display the calendar as art, or even remove the art pages from the calendar and frame them to enjoy for years to come. Knowing this I'm going to make a point of creating each new calendar with never before used art so you have the option to use the art in different ways for displaying in your home or office.
For those who may not know, my Circle of Life collection is one of my post popular series I have ever created. The paintings are always super colorful, using rich, vibrant shades of every color imaginable, and always feature the black silhouette of a tree, surrounded by floating circles in various sizes and colors. My inspiration for this colorful and whimsical series comes from living life to it’s fullest and repeatedly seeing how the good and bad in life always come full circle. Gustav Klimt is another inspiring force behind my use of circles and other shapes in my paintings. His ability to take unrelated shapes and interpose them to create a painting of beauty and mastery is enthralling and inspirational.
“The nature of God is a circle of which the center is everywhere and the circumference is nowhere.” ~ Empedocles
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 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 wanted to share this photo I received from one of my collectors who purchased my art on metal from my licensing partner All My Walls. What's really cool, and unique, about the way they do their metal prints is that they actually hand sand each piece, and that's what creates the amazing looking rays shooting out from the sun/moon orb in this print of "Aqua Burn"...isn't it stunning?!!
You can see all of these designs & many others they have available on metal art at www.allmywalls.com
I've decided to make a very major change in the way I offer my prints from this point forward. Any new paintings I create will ONLY have offerings of limited edition prints, I will no longer be creating any open edition prints unless it is for a specific manufacturer/publisher commissioning art for that purpose. I do leave the door open for other products to be made from some of the paintings, but only with carefully chosen manufacturers that I think will align with and bring value to my art brand.
I will no longer be offering open edition prints from new paintings on sites such as Pixels.com or art.com, etc., but they still have lot's of my older images to choose from, over 800 alone on Pixels.com! The new limited edition prints will also only be available on this website, direct from me, signed, numbered and dated.
I'm keeping the prices for the limited edition prints very reasonable so that collectors can still enjoy my art, but they will now have a more unique print that only a handful of others will ever have. You can see all of the current limited edition prints available here.
I will still be offering my weekly limited edition/limited time prints as well, and these are always in a lesser edition amount and lower price than the rest of the limited edition prints, so be sure to take advantage of such a great opportunity! I will be posting on this blog and through my newsletter when those prints become available, so be sure to sign up for the blog (subscribe at top right of this page) and newsletter to get notifications.