Sunday, April 15, 2007

Art Show Opening: Marion Peck






























I have been working so hard I needed to get out of the studio so John and I attended the "Soft Paintings for Gentle People" opening last night at the Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery. John will always go up to the artist and ask if they would like to pose for a picture and Marion Peck was gracious and sweet. I asked her if she would stand in front of her most amazing painting "Young Lord Oliver" and she walked to it and suddenly 20 cameras started flashing. It was fantastic and she smiled beautifully. What an amazing painter! I talked to one of her friends, he purchased "Ducky" (the one I love) and he told us the show sold out the day before the opening. Not one painting was available! I can see why as her art is truly inspired. She frames each one creating an elaborate masterpiece, some you view through convex glass, some resin. There was a room curtained off for "Sweet Dreams" a collaboration between Marion and Mark Ryden. It is a big hurdy-gurdy type piece that you view through 2 lenses on the front and inside is a movie going on with full sound and beautiful colour. But the thing I loved most about it was the little theatre they built inside with real lights in the mini chandeliers and sconces. The audience was filled with little people decked out in their finery. You're watching the film along with them, slightly above them and it is magical and nostalgic. Popcorn was served from a cart while you stood on line in anticipation, all the little girls giggling and we LOVED it!
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18 comments:

mike r baker said...

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esillustration said...

O I just saw that painting of the girl with the kitty in a Juxtapoz mag. It was cuuute! :-)

purple cucumbers folk art said...

just visiting to see whats new sweetpea.have a great day

doodlestreet said...

WOW!! What incredible work she does! One of those artists who's work jumps right out and touches every inspirational cell in the body. I bet it was incredible to see in person.

Ces said...

Wow, what a very unique and creative style. It is great to hear that artists are doing well and more and more people appreciate are and find it a necessary element in their lives rather than a frivolity. I liked reading about how gracious she was to pose for you. Succesful and truly talented people who are humble and amicable, just like you!

Ces said...

- more and more people appreciate are

I meant to say:
more and more people appreciate art

purple cucumbers folk art said...

so glad you like the style,it is different,my daughter told me to die the rest of it purple!ha ha

purple cucumbers folk art said...

i WOULD BE HAPPIER THAT A TICK ON A DOG TO BE INTERVIED AND ON YOUR BLOD SWEETPEA,WHEN EVER YOU ARE READY.THANKS FOR ASKING.

Bearuh said...

WOW.. really good but something about that style has always freaked me out..They look so... sad?

purple cucumbers folk art said...

ITS A FRONT PORCH PARTY!

IT'S A FRONT PORCH PARTY!
I am going to have a front porch party on the morning of April 30th.
so come on over and sat a spell.
bring your mountain dew ,coffee or what ever,cracker pie or anything else even art work. Just bring y'alls selvs.
ALL Y'ALL HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT TO THIS POST BETWEEN TONIGHT AND BY 8 A.M ON THE 30TH AND I WILL DRAW A NAME ON THE 30TH AND THE WINNER WILL GET A FREE PAINTING OF CHOISE.
TITLES Y'ALL CAN CHOOSE FROM ARE ON MY EARLY POST A FEW WAYS DOWN POST THAT SHOWS ALL MY WORK.
IT WILL BE A 11"X 8" SO LEAVE THEM COMMENTS SWEETPEAS.
FOR EVERY 50 DIFFERENT COMMENTS EACH A DIFFERENT PERSON/BLOGGER THERE WILL BE A WINNER UP TO 200 COMMENTS.. LETS GET READY FOR A PARTY DARLINGS.

The drawing will be right after I have my meds,see to my auggie and tucker and my garden.

Mauricio said...

Congratulations!!!!!!

Really a awesome work,

Good luck in the Art Show :o)

Cheers

kj said...

val, you have a knack for finding and posting artists with the kindest faces. what comes around goes around.

so if i wanted to commission you to to paint a house, how does it work??

:)

PaulSketch said...

ooo sounds like a great outing!! Her art is really something, lucky you got to see it!

Diane Duda said...

Marion's work looks amazing. I love every single one you show here! How lucky for you to see them in person. Thanks for sharing!

I finally remembered to add your link to my blog. Hope that's okay. :)

Di

isay said...

wonderful paintings! lucky lucky you val to be able to see a lot of art exhibitions.....

i am enjoying your posts.

Nancy Bea said...

This looks great! I'll have to google the artist for more info. Thanks for sharing your fun evening.

Lois said...

WOW! I always thought Marion Peck was a man? I know a male painter in Chicago whose name is Marion. I don't know why? Maybe because she has some of the same sensibilities and amazing painting craft as Mark Ryden I just assumed.... that's what I get for assuming. Does it really matter anyway? Anyway, her paintings are amazing, thank you for letting me go to the opening vicariously through you. I did get to the Mark Ryden "tree show" , one of the last things on my list before the baby comes out! It too, was inspiring, and had a neat installation.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I love love love pecks work; love love love juxtapoz; love love love stopping here to see what you have to offer...