So, simply because I’ve had so many requests, I’ve decided to offer prints from some of my paintings. I’m thrilled ‘The Birth Project’ paintings have been so well received among those immersed in birthing culture. I hesitated to make prints because I’m a painter, and as a professional fine artist I want to devote my time to the making and promotion of my original paintings. However, I realize that purchasing my large-scale work is unattainable for many. I decided I would love to know that my images can be hung in offices and homes that work tirelessly for women, and I’d love my images to help empower and encourage more women.
I have two more paintings to upload to the website, and I may make changes depending on response. Please send me your feedback!
Also, this website was personally recommended to me for the exceptional quality of prints, security and service.
Please go here http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/amanda-greavette.html to view the print options.
I’m pleased to share that we’ve added baby#4 to the family! Jethro Vader Douglas was born April 22, 2011 at 6:30pm. We welcomed him at home, amidst a family dinner (not literally) shortly after realizing I was in labour.
To read the birth story, please go here.
I will be participating in a local Christmas show with 5 other artists.
‘Four Girls and Two Guys’ will be held at Penny Varney Jewellery Gallery Gifts, and will run from December 16-25. The opening reception will be Thursday, December 16, from 6pm until 10pm.
Penny Varney’s Gallery is located on the main street of Gravenhurst- 114 Muskoka Road South. Phone number is 687-8078
Please come in to check out the great art! The Gallery has lots of unique gift ideas, wonderful unusual jewellery, clothing and more (even baby gifts!) and I will be showing some small landscape-y paintings. Perfect for Christmas!
Hope to see you!
Here (finally) are photos of all 9 paintings I am exhibiting in ‘Living in the Body’. Forgive the quality of some of the images, please, they were just taken while hanging on the gallery wall and in passing- proper edited versions will be put on the website soon. This at least gives the scope of the work. Listed below the peices are the titles and sizes in inches.
‘Living in the Body: Milk and Honey’ 49″x71″
‘You’ve got roots, cannot be torn from under
Won’t you shake it like you’ve never done before’ 36″x72″
(F. Ford/Be Good Tanyas)
‘Three little birds were on my doorstep
singing sweet songs, a melody pure and true,
this is my message to you…’ 82″x59″
‘She is a new creation, the old has gone and the new has come’
‘Ring the bells that still can ring,
Forget your perfect offering,
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in’ 32″x53″
‘Curiosity far greater than the fear
It felt so simple, so prodigious at the same time
Incredible things are happening in the world
Magical things are happening in the world’ 60″x48″
(Stereolab/Iron and Wine)
‘And you took to me like a gull takes to the wind’
‘It’s a Human Thing (it’s a girl?? it’s a girl!!)
(Be Good Tanyas)
‘The Delivery (oh my baby! oh, my baby!!)
Some shots of our opening night.
A small crowd
Easy to see the size of the paintings
One of the models standing by her peice
Amanda and Annie chatting. There’s a small baby bump!
Here are some photos from the day we hung the show
Paintings being brought in and stacked up before sorting it all out
Two very relieved and happy artists that it all fit
A glimpse of the gallery hung with paintings, before the work was done. What a great space, eh? Gallery 1313
was the perfect location for the show with a big area for our big paintings. All the peices fit perfectly. It was like they were born there 😉
The exhibit and my work has gotten a lot of press, especially on the internet! Many thanks to ‘Peaceful Parenting’ for the following blogpost, which in turn spurned other posts and links. It’s a great feature of my work and it encourages local blogfollowers to check out the show- thank you!
Peaceful Parenting post- ‘Toronto Art Exhibit…’
Related are a couple of other blogs mentioning the show;
The Joy of This is a lovely blog, and she also displays some of the older ‘Birth Project’ paintings
Another great blog my work:
Wild as Weeds
Jennifer Posti was also reviewed by Toronto art critic Peter Goddard in the Toronto Star, as
‘this week’s entertainment picks’. Way to go Jen! Jen’s show ‘Stay at Home’ is running at Gallery 1313 while ‘Living in the Body’ is running.
I’ve had lots of inquiries on whether I accept commissions. I do welcome commissions; birth, pregnancy or otherwise. Please contact me to discuss your request at firstname.lastname@example.org
For reference, I work life-size, and the rate is approx $125/square foot.
I’m unsure yet whether I will make prints. I would rather focus my energy on painting and selling original work. In some ways I feel making prints diminishes the value of the painting. However, I realize purchasing a large painting is not in everyone’s budget, so I may consider doing a limited number of prints of certain peices in the future.
approx 3.5feet x 6feet
It really isn’t cool at all to show a piece in progress; I may as well be standing in front of you naked, but I figured I would be reckless and share something half-finished. This is the peice I’m currently working on. It looks so much better in the photo than it does in real life- honestly! I was going to scrap it several times today, and I’ve worked on it for 2 weeks already. I just feel like I’ve been fighting with it, and there’s so much yet to do on it. If I can stick it out I hope it will be a great peice. I’m so glad I took the photo because it has made me see it with ‘new eyes’. Sometimes what you think you see isn’t what’s really there at all. And- for the record- the painting is crooked, it’s not lopsided 😉
Just a detail from the first peice. There is some glare in this photo- you can see it in the baby’s forehead. I’ll take better photos…one day, when I have time. Like, in about 22 years.