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The Beach

36.00"W x 30.00"H x 1.5"D

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Joy Pesaturo

ANACORTES, WA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: peaceful, beach, mixed media, collage, shells, collage, gold, white, triptych, luxury, bedroom

Media: acrylic, canvas, glass, stones, beads, medium, shells, cheesecloth, adhesive, streched, mastic

Size: 36"W x 30"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2015

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This triptych is stunning! 3- 12" x 30" canvases began with a very thick coat of red gesso. I then tore pieces of cheese cloth and adhered them with acrylic gel. There are dozens of layers of acrylic that give depth to the seemingly simple parchment backdrop. I added the shells that I had collected from our beaches along with glass beads, mother of pearl, marble stone, and a few Caribbean shells. The shells are adhered with a very strong mastic adhesive. Some of the layers of color are visible on the "shore line" which gives the impression of water at the beach. I am constantly inspired by the beautiful beaches that surround the island that I live on.

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, and I opted for the more sensible Cosmetology School. Cosmetology has served me well and I feel that without its creative outlet, I would have been stunted. 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 (not the wood shop that he dreamed of) and there are dozens of paintings leaning against walls everywhere. Not to mention that much of the time that I should be doing laundry or cleaning up after our 3 awesome kids, I am in the studio painting. 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 as an Art Specialist in Anacortes, WA. I LOVE creating new and interesting lessons for my students and teaching them about the art of lesser known artists both current and past.

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