Two Firsts!

I just found out that “Flora’s Holiday” sold at Marin MOCA’s current members’ show, “Re/Vision”!

This is a first for me on two counts. It’s the first time I’ve exhibited any digital art at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) where I’m an artist member, and it is the first time I’ve sold a piece of artwork from a museum exhibit.  Very exciting!
“Flora’s Holiday” is also the first piece of artwork I’ve had printed on aluminum.  Digital art is a fairly new medium for me, and I wanted to present it in an entirely different way than my framed watercolors.  It seemed like the surreal subject matter and vibrant colors would lend themselves to the high-impact, glossy look of printing on aluminum, and I was very pleased with the results. I had it printed 20×16, and the quality of reproduction was great.  It’s a limited edition of 50 (as are almost all my giclee prints), so I’ll probably have another one printed soon.

“Flora’s Holiday” is made up of countless overlapping bits and pieces of photos I took in Italy and my garden at home. Every single element was altered in some way using Photoshop.  One might think that creating a piece like this is much easier than painting since it’s done on a computer – but nothing could be further from the truth!  It took me many weeks to complete.