Gabriel, Angel of Communication, Oil on canvas over panel, 36 x 24 in. The English word angel, derived from the Greek ἄγγελος, means messenger. No where in the Bible are these messengers described as winged nor are they represented in that way in early Christian art. Sometime in the later part of the 4th century however, Angels appear suddenly to have grown them or at least artwork began depicting divine messengers complete with wings and another fashionable innovation of the period, halos. My Angel imagery is primarily inspired by the paintings of the early Italian Renaissance artist Fra Angelico. I have always admired his various depictions of the Annunciation and his rendering of Angel Gabriel's technicolor wings! Gabriel and other paintings in oil and monotype print are in my show about angel story August 5- 28, at Roby King Gallery on Bainbridge Island. Opening night is 1st Friday aug 5th, 6-8pm.
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Dear friends, family and all of you that found your way to my studio for the first time on the Vashon Island 2012 Holiday Studio Tour, Thank You! I always enjoy seeing everyone and this year so many new people found their way to my studio door. Aki, our Shiba Inu, spends a lot of creative time with me. This year she was the official, sometimes vocal, greeter of guests during the tour. Typical of the breed, she has opinions about everything and everyone. I know she enjoyed the tour as much as I did and is missing the attention. Thanks so much and come again!
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