Mixed Bouquet #20Greg Angelone
Acrylic painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
20 " h x 16 " w x .75 " d |2 lbs. 2 oz.
This artwork is part of a series of still life paintings combining vintage fabric patterns with modern floral arrangements. Greg Angelone typically starts these pieces by sourcing flower bouquets from the Internet. "I alter and tweak them to fit my compositions and make them mine, so to speak," he says. "I inevitably get to a point in my work where I don't even look at the source imagery any longer and just let the painting take over." Greg paints his neat bouquets on vintage fabric patterns that are stretched over canvas. The result is a piece that is classic and welcoming with a modern sensibility.
Washington, Washington D.C.
From his Washington D.C. studio, Greg Angelone pairs vintage imagery and vivid painting to explore the social significance of flowers. “I’ve always been fascinated by our various uses for flowers in everyday life and how we display them. From births to deaths, and everything in between, a gift of flowers conveys a wide range of emotion and meaning,” says the artist. Each painting becomes a commemoration of a human emotion, expressed florally. In a departure from traditional canvas, Greg starts his paintings with a base of vintage French and chinoiserie fabric and builds the scene in layers of acrylic paint. The resulting images divulge a deeply personal moment. When he’s not painting, Greg designs and installs exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C.