Art Expo NY
"The very essence of what an artist does is create."
This is a section of the booth we had in NYC at Art Expo New York. The show lasted 3 days and we showed mainly floral work. The multiple piece on the left is on 5 canvases.
Stephen at the Booth
The canvases are all 6 feet tall. The center piece is 24" wide and 3.5" deep.
The canvases on either side are 18" wide and 2.5" deep.
The ones on each end are 12" wide and 1.5" deep.
We hung them staggered, so you had this motion happening across the top, add to that the canvases are at different widths and then this other motion of the depth changing and the painting continuing along the sides as well; even the tops and bottoms are painted. These elements all combined add a lot of contrast to the stillness of the daisy, which of course is a view from underneath the flower.
LIVE PAINTING at the DALLAS WORLD TRADE CENTER
Stephen brought in a piece to finish gilding with copper leaf. He was in a display window at the Feizy Showroom and created quite the interest as buyers and designers came for the Market.
A Happy Collector
A Collector and her Designer came by and were instantly drawn to the "dance" piece in the middle that Stephen was developing. The client bought the piece for her home in Las Vegas and Stephen offered to let her name the art. She came back the next day with the name Charis. In Greek mythology, a Charis is one of the Charites or "Graces", goddesses of charm, beauty, nature, human creativity and fertility.
The painting is 48" x 60" x 1.5" and is done in acrylic and oil with copper leaf on canvas.