Queen CalafiaMichael Wedge
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front
16 " h x 20 " w x .6 " d |0 lbs. 12 oz.
Several reference images were digitally assembled to help me compose this surreal portrait of the State of California. Paramount and Columbia film studios are represented, and the state symbol, the grizzly bear, is helping with the lemon picking.
Wyoming, New York
Michael Wedge works in a variety of mediums: sculpture, painting, mixed media and more. He oftentimes starts with a mental image and creates digital collages, which become the basis for his paintings. A lot of his work references themes from his personal life, such as the experience of living in a city versus in the countryside. If his art seems mysterious, it’s because he enjoys making complex works. “I am attracted to images or moments that seem to have something subtle or hidden under the surface,” he explains. When he’s not making art, he teaches it at an elementary school.