Matthew Charlton (Boston, MA)
Rachel Torcivia & Joseph Debraggio (Washington DC)
Matthew Ciccinelli (Clinton, NY)
Megan Maher (Sherrill, NY)
Shawna Yager (Oriskany Falls)
'LIFE IS SWEET!'
Together, we were able to raise over $200 to help those in need in the Central New York community. Thank you for your continued support and stay in the loop by signing up for my newsletter where you can learn more about all of my great art projects, here!
Humble Honey Bee Mural
Painted during the COVID-19 quarantine to entertain my parents and grandmother, who never thought watching paint dry could be so much fun until now!
Humble Honey Bee
What's all the buzz? Win an original TRand painting for your home! It's the perfect size - for a living room, kitchen or porch! It comes framed and ready to buzz on over.
The world seems to be going to hell in a hand basket this year, no matter where you are on this little rock we call home. I started the Life Is Sweet project while in quarantine as a way to connect with people who are important to me, even if at a distance. Friends on social media enjoyed seeing the progress online, while my lovely 100-years-young grandmother watched intently out the window as the mural on my parent's garage slowly came together. Who knew watching paint dry could be so much fun?
The moral of the story, just be like the Humble Honey Bee. If we all work together, we'll all get through it together. Life is sweet.
It isn't easy to know how to help those in our communities - and often it goes unnoticed. Whether it is grocery shopping for our older generations so they can stay home in safety or giving a call to check in on people who are alone, to standing up for those who do not have a voice, it is those little acts of kindness and compassion that will get us through as a nation. None of us can do it all, but together, we can overcome anything.
As an artist, a simple brush is my voice of choice and I want to do my part in these trying times. As such, $1 from each ticket sold will be going to a charity (or charities) of the Grand Prize winner's choice. The only stipulation I have is that it goes towards helping those who need it most and at least half of it stays in my local community of the Greater Utica Area. We currently have two fronts in America and both are potent, so whether you wish to support the hungry, the sick, or the oppressed in our communities, remember, we're all in this together.
LIFE IS SWEET PRINTS
Pick out your own 8" x 8" print of your favorite Life Is Sweet painting today!
(*more coming soon)
CLINTON - NY
I do murals and custom original oil paintings as well! If you'd like a Humble Honey Bee on your garage or walls, let me know and let's talk!
Art that creates places and shapes spaces.
"I love art that makes me stand back and say 'Wow, how on earth did they do that!' Portraits have always drawn me in because if you take away the frivolity of the world, what are you left with? You're left with a lonesome person sitting, staring at a lens at an unspecified point in time. Famous, infamous, or appallingly normal, we’re all human, and that is what makes us beautiful. I love capturing those unspecified, solitary moments in my work, 'wow-ing' viewers and clients and (hopefully) leaving them with an air of mystery and appreciation for the image, the emotion, and the art.
Ever since I picked up a decent brush and dabbed paint on a canvas, art has been my passion."