Black Willow

Black Willow
30 x 40 in. Acrylic on Panel
This is a portrait of the lovely Leiah, Black Willow, I made it following a stint on the festival circuit last year in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada, where I met Black Willow. She is well beyond her years, and certainly part of a growing world tribe. My portrait work stems from an early influence of Japanese art, specifically kabuki woodblock print art that captured the elaborate make up, costumes, facial expression and gestures of the performers. Kabuki ‘the art of singing and dancing’ goes back to the early 1600’s and the Golden era was between 1673–1841, considered the golden age. I have also included a few of my early art wearables, hand painted, that emphasize the Japanese influence in my work. Perhaps the modern day festival is the evolution of such early theatre, where elaborate costume, make up, dance have become a yearly ritual.
FotoMahaloness portrait and my earlier years, hand painted wearable art
I do commission art, please contact me if you are interested, I can do both painting with acrylic and digital paint, or a combination, there really are no limits. Price varies from commission to commission.

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