Description 'Alice in a Van Eyck Portrait' is the title - this is my favourite Alice in Wonderland painting I've done yet, and is probably the best painting I've done so far. Currently the record breaker on the longest time spent on one piece (72 hours over 4 days)! This is the sixth painting in my sub-series called 'Alice in Other Lands' which are paintings featuring Alice in a variety of unusual circumstances, thrown into settings inspired by my love of art history (be sure to check out the others in my gallery). Here we have my Alice on the set of another one of the most beautiful and famous paintings in the world - 'The Arnolfini Portrait' from the distant year 1434 by Jan van Eyck. This is of course my version, painted completely from scratch & by hand (lol, I'm proud!). In my painting, Alice is playing the part of the bride, and my 'Alchemist' character (he reoccurs in a lot of my paintings and always wears the Plague Doctor mask, which I thought was appropriate to the time period!). There are other hints of Alice, from her blue dress to the mushrooms hidden throughout the piece, but as usual my favourite part is the unabashedly grinning Cheshire Cat who has replaced van Eyck's original doggie. I saw the original Arnolfini portrait during my first visit to London the National Gallery and it was so beautiful I just started crying, it is a very important piece to me. Celebrating my loves of Alice in Wonderland and gothic/renaissance art - no reason why the two shouldn't go together! I've always thought that Alice's adventures should continue into many other bizarre tales, and you can expect to see more from me in the future. This is my own original acrylic painting, completely painted by hand on a wood/masonite panel.
Jasmine Becket-Griffith, Celebration, Florida Member Since October 2008 Artist Statement My name is Jasmine Becket-Griffith. (Aka Strangeling or mis-spelled as Jasmine Beckett-Griffith). I am 29 years old and I live in beautiful Celebration, Florida. I am a full-time artist and I make my living selling my artwork. I have been selling my original Fairy, Gothic, and Fantasy artwork online since 1997.
I grow weary of the mundane world, and I am trying to slowly create my own through my fantasy artwork. I believe that with each piece of art I get out of my system, onto paper, and into your home I have done my part to make this place a more magical planet.
You may have seen my artwork featured in new lines of clothing and other merchandise being sold in thousands of retail stores across the country, in places like Hot Topic, Torrid, Target, SuperTarget, Hastings, Busch Gardens, Disneyland Paris, the Bradford Exchange, Hamilton Collection, and other stores throughout the country! Some of the paintings that I am selling here on ImageKind are the very images that will be licensed for these products. Here is your chance to own the actual artwork!
My work can be found in collections and galleries throughout the world, and am featured in the books "The Art of Faery" & "The World of Faery" now in stores! I was also selected to have my artwork appear in "Spectrum 11," "Spectrum 13," and the new "Spectrum 15"! Also be sure to check out my solo art book called "Fairy: the Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith" as well as my NEW "Jasmine Becket-Griffith: Portfolio Volume I" solo art book! Be sure to check all of my galleries, I paint new paintings nearly everyday and plan to add them as prints here often!