Growing up in Florida, playing and chasing pink flamingos at the Beer Garden of Bush Gardens, Tampa, Florida, as a child, (before they fenced them off from human interactions), reading Alice in Wonderland’s adventures, (she using one to pay croquet….yes, I played croquet on our lawn), and watching crafts and artists paint flamingos………It became a natural desire to paint my own flamingo.
My Pink Flamingo has wrapped it’s beautiful neck around my own neck and dangles ever so fashionable as I grew up by the ocean and always thought of myself as a blue mermaid……
I and my flamingo dare to stare at you with a fixed gaze inviting you into my fantasy world.
Unframed Heavy Duty Canvas 36″Hx24″Wx4″d. Mixed Media: Acrylic on fabric on canvas, paper, gold leaf, charcoal, graphite. If you are a local buyer, please contact me to decrease shipping/delivery cost. Buying this item does not relinquish the rights to the artist to reproduce prints of this artwork.
Remake of a Thrift Store Painting. I took the original painting and reworked the image to reflect our current politics and discussion of immigration, gun control and the Miss America pageants. I have a knack for painting our current events that sometimes are hard for people to discuss and converse about.
I reworked this extra tall distorted length woman by painting a crown on her head, (crowning of Miss or Ms. America) dot on her forehead,(Indian culture or a target dot from a rifle, enhanced her dress colors, put a gun in her arms, (in place of flowers for Ms. America Encore), American Flag draped over her arms and enhanced the background.
Coming to America makes a current political statement. Original artist (i am assuming a student’s name is left along with my signature).
Unframed. 20″l x 15″w. Convo me for shipping costs depending on location.
I have painted the thoughts of my own mind and experiences in life. As our lives often become divided and influenced by our experiences My Unquiet Mind is always thinking, discovering, analyzing, accepting and flowing! I am curious about myself and others.
The cycles of discoveries that I repeat are always concerning the purpose of our lives. This oil painting reflects my psyche: Closing my eyes to reflect thoughts in nature left upper corner: (ie: painting nose and face looks likes trees,) right upper corner: swimming/floating in the blue ocean freely allowing myself to soak up the forces of water and freedom, Left lower side: Always enjoying the freedom to dress and think for myself, I will not force the personal rights and decisions my voice or my vagina, (reproductive organs) to be silenced. (I was an early feminist of women’s right at the age of 13 with my grandmothers in Tampa, Florida). Lower Middle as I have traveled many parts of the world with Pan American World Airways as a flight attendant, I have experience many different culture, customs and religions, the fabric ribbons lower right represents the ribbons of life and my talent for sewing and embroidery, taught by my grandmothers. The red Cardinal in the middle is the symbol of Florida and has a special positive meaning for meaning for me and my family. It always represents positive change, growth, freedom to choose your life.
I hope you enjoy the discovery of my painting as much I enjoy sharing it with you.
Oil on Canvas, unframed. Contact me for shipping costs/display.
Girl With A Message”, Framed Mixed Media Art: acrylic, graphite, paper, oil pastel, gold leaf, was auctioned to the lucky attendees and benefactors at Oceanside Museum Ball. It was also shown at the Vista Chamber of Commerce 2017: Shades of Red.
This artwork reflects the many messages that girls and women wear on their sleeves. Often times their hopes, goals, desires and daily struggles are tattooed on their bodies demanding our attention. Sometimes we are reluctant to read their messages and engage for the fear of self discovery. Red is a powerful color that demands attention and requires strength to hold it. My girl is NOT going away.
I created my art pillows by dropping the dog feet on my sewing machine. Initially, I did not understand what a “dog feet” attachment was, as I was actually look for a sewing foot/attachment in the shape of a dog. These pillows are perfect to decorate your home, your pet area, wedding pillow gifts for the bride and groom, father’s day and mother days celebrations along with just owning an artist doll.
“Oh Really!”, was my first doll, showing my expression in trying to learn techniques while laughing at myself. I loved emphasizing the eyes.
This was followed by my “Emerge”pillow. Self expression of a woman emerging from their own psyche while exploring the expectations from life and others. She begins to see and understand her own substance as she emerges beside two walls of flowers.
“Knowledge and Life Lessons”, are representational of a couple in a relationship. I of course, used the image of myself and rocker, guitarist husband, Johnny V, for image references. I felt we were both gaining and sharing knowledge and life lessons. This is a great pillow for a wedding gift, bride and groom or those renewing their vows! Note the Hot Lips and the bird of knowledge sitting on the woman’s head.
“Brown Girl Contemplating”, is a result of my dear friendships, interactions and long time membership with NCAAWA.org (North County African American Women’s Association. I have a dear friend who during meetings and decision making I can see the contemplation on her face and just smile. I remember thinking about her own diligence to accomplish tasks, so when I was getting frustrated trying to get a handle on my sewing machine, I just smiled. Thus I created, “Brown Girl Contemplating”.
“Kitty Boy”, is the perfect pillow for A man and his cat. I made this after watching the love and interaction of my husband and our Cat, FrankieBJ.
Love Me, is a perfect pet pillow you can hang over your animals bed or give to that special someone.
All art pillows and art dolls are hand made, hand sewn, original ideas on duck cotton cloth, with fancy couture fabric , thread and stitches. Created by me, the Artist: Trish Vernazza.
I have the honor and a wonderful opportunity to be published in another book, authored by Richard Bardgill, illustrating chapter 4, parable for Existentialism and Zhuangzi, Daoism. Published by Rutledge in a few months. Both of my drawings are available for purchase on my Esty. www.visionsofvenus.etsy.com. The quest for knowledge is a man whose wisdom is bigger than the world and while others come to question their own search he validates their own knowledge. My Man and his two birds are about self reflection. Note the man’s eye is shaped like a bird, (my unconscious signature).
Inspiration from two women who have inspired me. My lovely art instructor, Leslie and my dear friend Laurie. Both of these ladies encourage and support my dreams and art endeavors. Painting is the perfect therapy for a balanced life. 6×6 oil on textured board, for sale on my Etsy site $40.00, www.Visionsofvenus.etsy.com
I’m so excited to be featured at Tri City’s Fashion Show“Fashion that Heals!” on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa.
Proceeds from this upscale fashion show will benefit women’s heart health programs at Tri-City Medical Center. Last year’s second annual event helped fund $350,000 in the latest digital mammography equipment. Since its inception, Tri-City Hospital Foundation has funded over $43 million dollars to support Tri-City Medical Center.
My couture aprons will be on display and my couture dress will be the finale!!
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