Description Another of of a series of paintings I have done over the years in which I incorporate my version of paintings by famous impressionists. In this case a still life with cornflowers on a table with an apple and pear and in the background the painting 'Young Peasant Woman with Straw Hat Sitting in the Wheat' by Vincent VanGogh.Vincent especially fascinates me because of his life, his trials and tribulation. I can relate to him in many ways. He was deeply concerned with justice and eventually ha became a vegetarian after visiting the abattoirs in the south of France.Because he was opinionated (can I ever relate to that ;-) he was often difficult to get along with but his heart was so good! His painting have the kind of grid and sincerity that is simply everlasting. The colors are often in such contrast to the grumpy person he could be. In many ways he had a childlike mind, but highly intelligent and a constant thinker, which of course left him vulnerable to the cruel realities of life and people. He really was a special light in the world. The latest on how he really came to be shot and eventually die, makes much more sense then the stories of suicide that never really made sense to me.
Ginette Callaway, Lovejoy Member Since March 2007 Artist Statement My main body of work consists of my Original Paintings in Oil & Watercolor and some Acrylics. You will also find modern graphic designs and abstract art. Before picking up the brush and getting myself messy with paint, my ultimate passion, I worked in graphic designs. On occasion I still like to sit in my design studio using my graphics software to create, it's a whole different approach. I incorporate parts of my original paintings or alter them to get something totally different.
I was born in Alsace France and from childhood on, I had Art and a Love for Nature and beauty in my blood. In my younger years I traveled and saw a bit of the world. After moving to the Unites States I became a full time artist with collectors from all over the world.
My website for original paintings is ginettecallaway.com
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