Subject Tags: vacation art, road trip, adventures, travel art, abstract, abstract painting, abandoned building, salton sea, acrylic on canvas, framed art, small art gift, small art, collage, mixed media, california artist, california landscape, desert
Size: 14"W x 11"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2017
Ready to Hang
Nothing gets me more inspired than a good road trip. Exploring the Salton Sea there are lots of modern ruins to discover and this scene was found near Bombay Beach. Acrylic, pencil and paper were used to create the abstract background for the original hand-printed image. Canvas artwork includes a custom wood frame that is wired and ready to hang.
If you are like me you love exploring. You know that public transportation can be the best way to get familiar with a new city. You allow yourself to get lost in hopes of finding offbeat neighborhoods with the best falafel in town. You love museums but you know that sometimes the most relevant art is found in an alley behind the museum parking lot. Seeing a place with fresh eyes is such a thrill and it's that excitement that I try to capture in my work. Inspiration can come from an overall view of a bustling city street, a brief moment that reminds us to appreciate the little things in life. Or it can be a distressed building wall revealing decades of neighborhood transitions with chipped plaster and peeling paint. In each case I want to show the essence of a place and reveal its raw character. To reveal that character I embrace flaws, even emphasize them, with techniques like image transfer and screen printing that make sporadic imperfections an integral part of the final piece. It all works best when I create intuitively, so the process of layering materials like acrylic paint and paper emulates things that reveal character – strong color, images and texture – adding details that help tell our unique stories. Currently based in the Palm Springs area, you'll find me cruising the streets on a sporty blue bike. I have been a featured artist in CB2 stores and I primarily show my work through online galleries, as wells as in various venues in California, including SFMOMA Artist Gallery at Fort Mason. Visit my website deannafainelli.com