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Anita Lobel for “Rescue Me”


Cat on Cloud

Cat on Cloud

Watercolor & Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Executed with very small brushes.
Featured in “Nini Here and There”. Published 2007
7 ½” x 6 ¼”

Whales in the Ocean

Whales in the Ocean

Watercolor & Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Executed with very small brushes.
Featured in “One Lighthouse, One Moon”. Pub. 2000
7 ½” x 6”

Cat On Elephant

Cat On Elephant

Watercolor & Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Executed with very small brushes.
Featured in “Nini Here and There”. Published 2007
8 ¾” x 6 ¼”

Seagulls by the Shore

Seagulls by the Shore

Watercolor & Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Executed with very small brushes.
Featured in “One Lighthouse, One Moon”. Pub. 2000
7 ½” x 6”

Animals on the Beach

Animals on the Beach

Watercolor & Gouache on Watercolor Paper
Executed with very small brushes.
Featured in “The Cat and the Cook”. Pub.1995
12” x 6 ½”

Rooster

Rooster

Ink on Illustration Board
16 ¼ x 12 ½ (Unframed)
19 ¾ x 15 ½ (framed)

 

Screen-Shot-2014-05-27-at-1.32.19-PMAll the paintings that are in this show are the exact same size as they appear in my books. I didn’t always like doing animals, I used to prefer doing people in costumes, but being a children’s book illustrator, I had to learn to like doing animals. I’m still not good at dogs but eventually my husband and I acquired cats. I then really learned the psychology of a cat. The cat I really love, hence my two cat books Nini Here and There and The Cat & The Cook. I also love drawing pigs. Pigs are easy, you can dress them up or dress them down. Horses not so much.”

At the opening reception of “Rescue Me”, Anita hosted a “Meet and Greet” book signing with a large selection of her children’s books, including Caldecott Honor Winner, “Taking Care of Mama Rabbit”.

Guests really enjoyed speaking with her and having a personal message written in their Anita Lobel book.

“I have been illustrating and writing texts for picture books for children since 1965. Many of my books have been translated into several languages and published abroad.

The early pictures were usually black ink drawings. Laid on top of the drawing, on two or three separate illustration boards, an overlay of watercolor washes was prepared. At the printing press these overlays were translated into colors. Blended together this process, if cleverly manipulated, gave on the printed page from a combination of, for example, a green and red or yellow and blue printers inks, an illusion of almost, but not quite, full color. Even though my books from that era do not blaze in full color, my black and white pictures are always intricate. They and their accompanying overlays are often of real interest to collectors of graphic art created for books.

For the past 25 years or so, printing presses have become much more sophisticated. Books are now beautifully printed mostly in China or Japan. All of us in the picture book field have been liberated to indulge in full color painting. Thus I have accumulated an archive of real paintings from many books, which are truly collectable and displayable. These pictures are in demand. I have sold work to individual collectors and institutions in America as well as Japan. I have been included in group exhibitions, such as the annual exhibition of original picture book art at The Society of Illustrators in New York City, exhibitions organized by museums and educational institutions around the country, i.e., The Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia: Myth, Magic and Mystery. One Hundred Years of American Children’s Book Illustration. I have had one person shows at Every Picture Tells a Story in Los Angeles, the Justin Schiller gallery in New York. In Japan my pictures have been included in several museum collections specializing in children’s book illustration. I have now decided to offer the original art from my picture books for sale.

When I was an art student I was interested in painting heroic murals. A complete reversal, a miniaturization of those visions, came to suit me better and it has served me well for many years.”

 

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Pasquale Miele


The Cat II

The Cat II

Crayon & Paint on Wooden Sculpture
6” H x 15” W
$275

The Cat

The Cat

Crayon & Paint on Wooden Sculpture
9.8” H x 9” W
$275

The Bunny

The Bunny

Crayon & Paint on Wooden Sculpture
16” H x 12.5” W
$275

The Dude

The Dude

Crayon & Paint on Wooden Sculpture
16” H x 12.5” W
$275

The Donkey Man

The Donkey Man

Crayon & Paint on Wooden Sculpture
21” H x 9.5” W
$275

Robby

Robby

Paint on Wooden Sculpture
19” H x 15” W (Base) x 2.5” W (Body)
$300

The Veteran

The Veteran

Paint & Metal on Wooden Sculpture
22.5” H x 11” W (Base) x 2.5” W (Body)
$325

The Lady

The Lady

Paint & Metal on Wooden Sculpture
34” H x 11” W (Base) x 3” W (Body)
$375

Creatures of the Night I

Creatures of the Night I

Oil & Paint on Canvas
30” H x 24” W
$750

Creatures of the Night II

Creatures of the Night II

Oil & Paint on Canvas
24” H x 18” W
$700

Creatures of the Night III

Creatures of the Night III

Oil & Paint on Canvas
24” H x 18” W
$700

Behind the Window

Behind the Window

Oil & Paint on Canvas
23” H x 23” W
$700

The Center

The Center

Oil & Paint on Canvas
29.5” H x 23” W
$750

Evolution I

Evolution I

Oil & Paint on Canvas
40” H x 30” W
$750

Evolution II

Evolution II

Oil & Paint on Canvas
36” H x 30” W
$750

Evolution III

Evolution III

Oil & Paint on Canvas
40” H x 30” W
$750

Confusion I

Confusion I

Paint Sketch on Canvas
22” H x 30” W
$700

Confusion II

Confusion II

Paint Sketch on Canvas
22” H x 30” W
$700

 

headshot-resized“I was born in Italy. My education was up to 8th grade. I came to the USA when I was seventeen. My first job was pressing baby clothes. After I did gardening and landscaping, I worked in the garden of Pauline Trigère. She had many exotic plants that she wanted to look as beautiful as possible. I had to clip them all by hand. That’s when I began to see the wonders and beauty of nature.

In the late eighties, I had a massive heart attack. The doctor told me I had to stop landscaping. The first few months I did not know what to do. I started to paint but did not like it. Then I started to carve and do clay statues and I loved it.

When I walk in the woods, certain shapes of roots get my attention and I have to stop to pick them up. As soon as I put my hands on them, I see what they will look like and what they will become. My job is just to carve certain spots to highlight what I see.

I have been creating these woodcarvings for over twenty years. Some of them have been on display at the New Rochelle library and other local businesses. I have won many prizes for my artwork including first, second, and third prize.”

transFORM Gallery Provides Recologie With Wooden Shipping Pallets


Due to transFORM Gallery’s sensible saving, we were able to provide Recologie with wooden shipping pallets for their table tops, now featured in their newly completed restaurant.

Recologie is an eco-friendly establishment located in New Rochelle that focuses on the rise in global sustainability. The restaurant, which also serves as a gallery concentrates on using materials sourced from local artists and designers. Habitat for Humanity Restore Westchester and Recologie’s contractor, Mark Harrigan, worked to convert the wooden pallets into functional dining slabs for their new back room.

Check out the transformation of simple wooden pallets to handy tabletops.

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Linda Puiatti Featured in Family Circle and Westchester Magazine


We are excited to keep finding Linda Puiatti’s artwork displayed in various magazines.

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Westchester Magazine’s, December 2014 issue, features Linda’s “Evening Lights”, oil on canvas. This snapshot is a glimpse of Oak & Oil, a new art gallery/home décor shop that sells Linda Puiatti’s paintings.  Her compelling and relatable work can enhance any interior design.

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We just came across an additional Linda Puiatti piece in the January 2014 issue of Family Circle. “Waterways”, oil on canvas, highlights how the right artwork can transform a space.

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Seeing one of our artists acknowledged in a national magazine gives us much pride. Congratulations Linda!