I've been wanting to explore and illustrate the human/animal connection for over a year, and a recent magazine submission nudged me to actually put pencil to paper and brush to canvas. I can't share that one yet, but I hope you enjoy this one, which is second in the series. It is more vibrant than most of my work, but the kingfisher demanded that the human and background be just as colorful.
Oil on birch board, 24" x 12"
I'm Mailing these 3 entries to the Single Fare 4 Show, September 16-17 at Highline Stages (441 West 14th St, NY, NY). All artworks use single fare MetroCards as canvases, and 30% of the sales go to the New York Academy of Art's MFA program. Here's to the next generation of artists!
Oil on MetroCard, 2" x 3.25"
I don't know a single family that hasn't been touched by cancer. When I was young, it was considered fatal. Thank God for medical advancements, so that more people are not only surviving a diagnosis, they are thriving.
I used "kintsugi" (the Japanese art of mending broken pottery with gold, thereby making it more beautiful) to show how we can become stronger and wiser after surgery.
11" x 14," Oil on Linen
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.