Subject Tags: abstract figurative art, abstract figurative, contemporary mixed media, original mixed media, mixed-media, mixed media, mexican culture, mexican art, mexican, anniversary art, anniversary gift, anniversary, wedding anniversary, wedding couple, vintage wedding, wedding art, wedding gift, wedding, skeleton painting, skeleton drawing, skeletal, skeletons, skeleton, sugarskull, skullart, sugar skull, skull art, skulls, skull, dia de muertos, day of dead, old lovers, heart lover valentine, lover, lovebirds, lovers, love
Size: 9"W x 12"H x 0.1"D
Year Created: 2017
Laurie Maves has been painting skulls and Dia de Los Muertos figures and faces for over a decade. More than 100 pieces of this theme and genre have been collected by her fans in Denver and Boulder, Colorado, one of the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the United States. She has called Denver home for the past twenty years. These skull paintings and mixed media works, like most of her art, represent your most favorite greeting card of all time on steroids. Laurie implements handwriting in her artworks and utilizes free writing of her own poetry on most of her artworks with looping messages about love, hope and faith. While painting abstracted figures, the faces - especially the eyes - run together and cross over, signifying a merging of person to person as well as symbolizing the oneness of humanity. We are all one. Laurie Maves' latest series of circular abstracts are based on the conceptualization of healthy cells and the oneness of humanity. Simply called the Circle Paintings, this series in particular has been created to inspire others to love and to health. They are meant to be meditative in nature, organic reminders of perfect wholeness in the universe. The shape is an ancient symbol and can be seen in every culture, in every person, in every life that comes full circle. She hopes that her audience finds these paintings as promoting positive energy, relationships and peace.
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!