Size: 24"W x 24"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2018
Fliegen is to fly.
My circle paintings are created with meditation in mind, to transport the viewer to a safe and supported space in time. One that is filled with love, hope and a peaceful state of being.
I am a Commissioned Artist and Live Painter/Performing Artist based in Denver, Colorado. I work as 'green' as I possibly can, by recycling canvases, paint, collage materials and whatever else I can get my hands on. I also provide various artist services such as portrait commissions, mural work, table and bar tops. My work historically has been influenced by Picasso and Gauguin and most definitely Modigliani, but more recently by Frida Kahlo and Basquiat. Most of my work is figurative in nature, but my deepest focus has always been on color and texture. I use materials that build up the surface of my canvases so that the color can jump out at the viewer. I can paint any subject matter for commissions, but most often paint figures, faces, eyes, orbs, moons, landscapes and poppies.
Laurie Maves (Guglielmi) has always been an artist. She spent her childhood with her family in Freeport, Illinois, along with her larger-than-life imagination, always creating her own reality (often to the chagrin of her small town midwestern parents). There was nothing more she wanted to do, than to make something out of nothing. And if she could make something beautiful, she saw herself as a superhero. While living in Denver, Colorado in the late 1990's, Laurie took a leap of faith and gradually transitioned from her profession in the non profit sector as an art therapist to that of a full time fine artist and live performance painter. She opened a painting studio and began painting live at concerts and music performances, which eventually led to her painting live at Red Rocks Amphitheater in 2007 in front of an audience of 10,000 viewers. She quickly gained clients and commissions and began developing her small business. Twenty years and 10,000 hours of working her craft later, largely a self-taught artist, Laurie has enjoyed all aspects of owning her own business as a creative. In 2017, Laurie and her husband Ralph Guglielmi relocated to Sarasota, Florida. There she has joined a powerhouse team of creative Shannon S. Warren and sculptor Jeff Hostetler. Together they currently make up Art Factory 44, an innovative art studio where original artwork and print design are combined in the most fascinating ways. You have to come see it for yourself!