Almost Famous Art Auction – Gallery Vertigo

I participate in Gallery Vertigo’s Almost Famous every year.

It is a great deal of fun, and I appreciate challenging myself by trying to find a new way in to works that have been previously seen and enjoyed. This exhibition also allows me to go in to Art History to periods I really enjoyed, and to refresh my memory on the exploits and accomplishments of my favourite artists, as well as discover “new” ones that quickly become favourites. I try to do different artists every year. This year I think is year 4 or 5.

I also like to help out the non profit galleries when I can. If I believe they are trying to make a difference and are not exclusionary, I am happy to donate. For Gallery Vertigo, I also try to give them framed works, because they go for more, and are taken a little bit more seriously than unframed works.

Here are my three submissions for this year, and my Almost Famous artworks:

The original Tiffany Peacock, Stained Glass
The original Tiffany Peacock, Stained Glass
From the Art Nouveau period, one of my favourite artistic times, this work is a detail of a stained glass peacock originally done by Tiffany & co. Peacocks and opulence, feathers and roses, are back in mainstream fashion, but confidence and luxury never goes out of style.
From the Art Nouveau period, one of my favourite artistic times, this work is a detail of a stained glass peacock originally done by Tiffany & co. Peacocks and opulence, feathers and roses, are back in mainstream fashion, but confidence and luxury never goes out of style.
The Matisse Charcoal original drawing
The Matisse Charcoal original drawing
The original work done by Henri Matisse in 1938 and the Art Deco period, was with willow charcoal. My philosophy to not use erasers comes from his example, with the belief that there are no mistakes in drawing. The work is re-expressed in ink, conte and pencil crayon.
The original work done by Henri Matisse in 1938 and the Art Deco period, was with willow charcoal. My philosophy to not use erasers comes from his example, with the belief that there are no mistakes in drawing. The work is re-expressed in ink, conte and pencil crayon.
This work of Gustav Klimt, originally done in 1910 in pencil and blue crayon, during the Art Nouveau period, has been recreated in freehand ink. I love his economy of line, and chose to redo the work in ink to increase the drama effect as well as to challenge my own ability to drawn with the brush.
The original Klimt drawing
This work of Gustav Klimt, originally done in 1910 in pencil and blue crayon, during the Art Nouveau period, has been recreated in freehand ink. I love his economy of line, and chose to redo the work in ink to increase the drama effect as well as to challenge my own ability to drawn with the brush.
This work of Gustav Klimt, originally done in 1910 in pencil and blue crayon, during the Art Nouveau period, has been recreated in freehand ink. I love his economy of line, and chose to redo the work in ink to increase the drama effect as well as to challenge my own ability to drawn with the brush.

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