This piece is titled "Olivia and Friends." It's acrylic on canvas and the artist is Paige Pooler. I have mentioned before that blogging about blogs seems to be a sign of the times, and when you find such cool stuff as this, it's natural to want to share your discovery with others.
I found Paige's blog while I was sick at home and reviewing the Blogger "blogs of note" and when you check out Paige's blog and portfolio site, you can see why it's noteworthy. Paige's art is appealing to me on a number of levels. I like her bold colors and defined lines. I also like the proportions of her subjects, just real enough to seem natural, but surreal enough to be whimsical and iconographic.
I instantly fell in love with "Olivia and her friends" as it reminded me of my daughter Emma who loves dogs (and cats) so much and sadly lost our family dog just a week ago. "Olivia" was commissioned by a father and another of Paige's works I really enjoyed was also commissioned by a father and husband as a gift (you can check it out here.)
So if you're looking for some fanciful artwork to brighten your day, I suggest you drop in on Paige Pooler's web site from time to time. Also, check out her blog "Eye's wide apart" where she posts a new illustration nearly every Friday. Lastly many thanks to Paige Pooler for granting permission to use her images on my blog.
Images owned by Paige Pooler (www.paigepooler.com) used with permission.