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Eureka, CA Painting
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My first solo art show, taking place this December, featuring paintings and prints based on Celtic Illuminations from the Book of Kells

Eureka, CA Painting
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This December I will be presenting my first solo art show, consisting of prints and original pieces inspired by the works of Irish illuminators from the middle ages. My primary source of inspiration is The Book of Kells and the magnificent designs found within.

Among the paintings I intend to display, there are over twenty which are currently unframed. If this project is successful, I will use the funds to purchase framing materials, and other items to prepare my show.

I make my paintings using a mixed-media technique. I begin by transferring my original line-drawn designs onto Canson pastel paper, then I use watercolor paint to block in areas of color. I then use colored pencils to create the line art and precise details; this involves a lot of pencil sharpening.

Here are some brief descriptions of the paintings which I intend to include in the show:

The Four Elements:

These are my earliest pieces, and among the largest I have ever done. The originals were given as gifts to my sisters and brothers several years ago. They are the embodiments of the four classical elements;

Undine (Water)

Salamander (Fire)

Gnome (Earth)

Sylph (Air)

The Zodiac:

This is my largest series to date. I will have giclee prints on display during the show, since most of the originals have been sold.

The Triplicities:

Original pieces, most of which will be on display for the first time during this show. This series is made up of three sets of three paintings, each variations on a common design.

The Masculine Aspects; The Warrior, The Poet, and The Priest

The Feminine Aspects; The Maiden, The Mother, and The Crone

The Cosmic Aspects; The Earth, The Sea, and The Sky

If time and funding allows, I hope to include additional original pieces.

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    All those who pledge, will be recognized during the show on a "This show was made possible by..." patron list.

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    In addition to being listed as a patron, you will receive a greeting card with your choice of one of the Zodiac Signs. 5" x 7" Use it as a card, or frame it as a small art print.

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    You will be listed as a patron, and receive a small art print (approx. 6" x 8"). Please visit my on-line gallery to see the prints which are currently available.

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    You will be listed as a patron, and receive a medium art print (approx. 9" x 12"). Please visit my on-line gallery to see the prints which are currently available.

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    You will be listed as a patron, and receive a large art print (approx. 13" x 16"). Please visit my on-line gallery to see the prints which are currently available (not all of my paintings are available at this size).

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    The Warrior
    In addition to being listed as a patron, the framed, original painting of The Warrior will be listed during the show as "from the collection of (your name)", and will be sent to you when the show if finished.

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    The Poet
    In addition to being listed as a patron, the framed, original painting of The Poet will be listed during the show as "from the collection of (your name)", and will be sent to you when the show if finished.

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    The Priest
    In addition to being listed as a patron, the framed, original painting of The Priest will be listed during the show as "from the collection of (your name)", and will be sent to you when the show if finished.

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    The Maiden
    In addition to being listed as a patron, the framed, original painting of The Maiden will be listed during the show as "from the collection of (your name)", and will be sent to you when the show if finished.

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