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URBAN GRID I

12.00"W x 12.00"H x 1.5"D

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Joy Pesaturo

ANACORTES, WA

Medium: Painting

Subject Tags: colorful abstract, modern

Media: acrylic on canvas

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 1.5"D

Year Created: 2016

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Always drawn to shape, texture and color, the URBAN GRID series is the newest progression of my original GRID series. It is deep, highly textured, vibrant, elegant, and gritty all at once. multiple layers of acrylic paint are enhanced and given patina with sepia ink washes. The works have a gold underpainting and some highlighting that adds radiance to the pieces. the edges have been finished with a coat of gold paint that allows a bit of the underpainting and process show itself. The areas that show themselves as a creamy color in the photo are in fact gold. I unfortunately could not get it to come out against the color in the photo. You may want to see URBAN GRID II for another example of the color as the pieces were created in tandem and are very similar.

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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