Size: 24"W x 24"H x 1.5"D
Year Created: 2018
Ready to Hang
INSPIRED began as I gave myself permission to follow every impulse and instinct while applying paint to a beautiful, clean, white canvas. I poured the initial layer and then added several more layers of paint using non-traditional methods. I added dried paint from the palettes of my other works which gives this heavily textured piece an almost 3D effect. INSPIRED took dozens of sessions and I believe was imperative in my growth as an artist. Red, blue, gold, yellow, rose, turquoise, chartreuse, black and white bring this one of a kind work to life. The sides of the canvas have been painted black however I did leave some of the drips formed as the paint ran off of the canvas in the initial pouring. The piece has been given a gloss varnish coat and is signed and dated on the back. A Certificate of authenticity will accompany the painting. INSPIRED is sure to bring life to any space that it occupies and be a source of conversation throughout the years.
Joy Pesaturo, Artist As a child growing up in the San Juan Islands of Washington State, I was always drawn to the beautiful colors that surrounded me. Brilliant blue skies and water, green grass and trees, bright yellow dandelions, orange salmonberries, and the brilliant flowers that my mother grew in our garden. I would have happily spent all my time coloring and drawing. Later in High School I was fortunate to receive my first formal training in art. Painting quickly became my forte. I placed in a few local and state competitions and the thoughts of a career in Art were brought to my attention for the first time. Sadly, my mother was very ill with cancer, and passed away in December of my senior year. Art School dreams seemed frivolous at the time, so I followed a different path. After years without a paint brush or palette, my husband encouraged me to try again. He claims not to regret it but being married to an artist is a sacrifice to say the least! A large portion of our home goes to my studio which seems to keep growing. There are dozens of paintings leaning against walls throughout our home. I am currently blessed to be working as an active artist. I have chosen to sell my works via the online galleries, VANGO and SAATCHI. This has been a great venue for my art being that I live in a rural area of our beautiful country. My art has been purchased for private collections all over the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico. I am also currently teaching art to elementary students. I LOVE creating new and interesting lessons for my students and teaching them about the art of lesser known artists both current and past.