Description Oil and acrylicMiles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, together with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion.In 2006, Davis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which recognized him as 'one of the key figures in the history of jazz'. In 2008, his 1959 album Kind of Blue received its fourth platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), for shipments of at least four million copies in the United States. On December 15, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a symbolic resolution recognizing and commemorating the album Kind of Blue on its 50th anniversary, 'honoring the masterpiece and reaffirming jazz as a national treasure'. [Wikipedia]
Vel Verrept, USA, Singapore,Singapore Member Since June 2008 Artist Statement Vel Verrept is an exceptionally talented internationally acclaimed artist. Her ideas and aesthetics spill into Figurative paintings, Landscapes, Seascapes and, Still Life and Abstract works. She has exhibited her work all over the world and has works in private collections throughout the world.
Her largest private collection is held by renowned musicians, Laura and Allen Vizzutti. By using iconic images from famous musicians, and contemporary life, the artist creates images that pop with color and life. Her varied portfolio moves through vibrant abstractions to village scenes, music legends. Familiar faces are recreated with a feeling of light and an understanding of the language of color.
"The purpose of my work is to reflect how a love and appreciation for music, living in different parts of the world, and a genuine appreciation for different cultures inspires me. The musician paintings are not really about celebrity, but an homage to all artists, especially jazz musicians, who courageously created remarkable music in the face of incredible odds. Respect!"
Ms. Verrept currently lives in Singapore and the United States.