Most images are available as limited editions, and are usually capped at 25. You choose a word, name, quote, photo, just about anything, and I will embed it into the artwork in a way that doesn't alter the integrity of the piece. There are only 25 pieces for each work of art made into personalized limited editions. You decide the size. Limited Editions are signed, dated, numbered and accompanied by a certificate with a description of the embedded image and its location within the artwork.
Tucson Portrait Stories The Movie
Having always loved drawing and creating fantastical images I learned at an early age that I could hustle my artwork for goods my parents wouldn't spring for; school lunches, a new magic set, etc. At 18, I found my way to Parsons School of Design in New York City, loved every single moment, and finally opened my very own art and design biz. Since then I have had the opportunity to work on incredibly exciting projects from humble abodes to large corporations and public art.
My medium...Basically anything that will fit into my purse; a handful of thin black architectural pens and a sketchbook, sharpies, acrylic paint pens and my iPhone for impromptu photo shoots. I love adding layers of photography and digital color to my drawings and printing my final pieces of art onto metal, canvas, apparel, home goods...you name it! I call these creations, Portrait Stories. I am hugely inspired by murals, graffiti, folk, primitive and outsider art! Most of my artwork on exhibit is mixed media digital collages (layers of hand drawing, photography and digital color) printed on metal and other cool stuff.
Raising a family, taking care of aging parents, working, trying to stay healthy, it is easy to get overwhelmed by the needs in our community. There are so many worthy non-profits, deciding where to focus can be daunting. Naming my art and design business, "Create For The People" was my attempt to touch on a couple of my priorities; creating art that could somehow benefit others. I have enjoyed fulfilling these goals in creative ways, from using sales from exhibits to fill up Costco carts with goods for YOTO, drawing on shoes to be auctioned, having a hot dog lunch buffet outside of Casa Maria and donating art to a zillion silent auctions. Recently, I decided to pick 10 artworks from a series I just completed, "50 Tucson Portrait Stories" and donate their profits to 4 local charities. Artworks: "Alberto" and "Muses At The Bus Stop" profits divided and donated to Primavera Foundation Artworks: "City of Gastronomy" and "Frank's Salsa" profits divided and donated to Casa Maria Artworks: "Desert Animals" and "Who Rescued Who" profits divided and donated to Pima Animal Care Center Artworks: "DeGrazia's Chapel" and "Donny And The Mona Lisa" profits divided and donated to Arts For All. Always open to new ideas, feel free to send me your suggestions!
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