• Additional image 1 of artwork by Valerie Capewell
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Muse Two (Frida 2)


Canada

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Size: 60 H x 48 W x 1.5 in

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Art Description

Painting: Acrylic and Ink on Canvas and Wood.

I began this project with a 'Muse'. I received my copy of Gray Magazine [www.GrayMag.com - Seattle] with covers interiors, architecture, fashion, art and design. The well written cover headline/story, and the beautiful photograph completely inspired me. The image reminded me of Frida Kahlo, and the fashion designer Paloma Hurtado, has a great story. The headline read, "When you come as an immigrant to the U.S., you develop a thick skin. It drives you to be successful. To do things...even if you don't feel prepared." As an artist who has also been schooled in design and fashion design, this cover just needed to stay with me a little longer. So, I tore it off one of my favourite magazines and hung it in my little studio and began. Each painting in this ongoing series has a common 'thread. They were all painted independently, in part because my studio isn't large enough to line them all up around the space. To me the photo encompasses so much. Beauty. History. Struggle. Inspiration. Determination. Colour.
I hope when see these paintings you will feel what I felt. They are more than the violets. They tell a story. #contemporaryartist #painting #painter #art #modernart #contemporaryartist #liveartloveart #graymag #Frida #idsvancouver #artvancouver #saatchiart

Keywords: Patina, Paloma Hurtado, Storythreads, Story, Flourescent, Frida Kahlo, Blue And Yellow, Aqua

Subjects: Architecture

Styles: Abstract, Abstract Expressionism, Conceptual, Expressionism

Mediums: Acrylic, Ink

Materials: Canvas, Wood

Prints: Architecture Art Prints, Abstract Art Prints, Abstract Expressionism Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Expressionism Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Ink Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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