Size: 10.37"W x 7"H x 0.01"D
Year Created: 2003
I was preparing to set up a still life when my cat Smudge jumped on the cloth. Her black fur was a nice contrast against the pale drape and green wall so I snapped a few shots to use as reference later.
Over a decade later, I rediscovered the paintings I'd done in 2003 and decided to touch them up with a more experienced hand. (You can see by comparing the signature on this to my more recent works that I was still playing with how to sign with my newly married name.)
Paige Wallis grew up in Huntsville, Alabama where her mother often told her that she ‘carried the art genes’ from her great grandfather, Alfred Lowe who studied at the Museum of Fine Arts School in Boston and was later the senior restorer for the MFA. Paige’s family moved to Toronto, Ontario where she attended the Etobicoke School of the Arts high school and she began her formal arts education as a visual arts major. She later returned south to further pursue art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, receiving her BFA with a specialization in illustration. In her final year at SCAD, Paige received an honorable mention in the New York Society of Illustrator’s Student Show as well as SCAD’s Award for Excellence in Illustration. Paige finally settled in the Boston area in 2002 and began truly pursuing her fine art career in 2007. Since then, her work has won several awards and been featured in the September 2012 The Artist’s Magazine Competition Spotlight.