This reproduction featuring Donato’s “Autumn” painting on the right and my “Damsel In Distress” painting on the left appears in the June issue of American Art Collector magazine, courtesy of Atlas Art House Gallery, who offers works by well known artists who work realism into imaginative subjects.
Quicksilver 24″X 18″ oil on linen has been juried into the Art Renewal Center’s 2012 /2013 International Salon Competition. The Art Renewal Center encourages traditional realist art through their annual international competition, publications, website and sponsorships. The purpose of this portrait is to present the imaginative idea that an artist, me, had been captured by pirates, along with painting supplies. So with a little imagination, what would have resulted if a portrait painter were captured at sea and continued to practice his art in captivity? Dutch painter, Frans Hals, was known to frequent public houses and painted several cavaliers in the same era as pirates were plundering in the new world.