Delaware, MD (PRWEB) April 04, 2012
Fine artist and book illustrator Gina Margiotta of Delaware MD has received the honor of AmericanFrame.coms April 2012 featured artist of the month. She was selected among an online community of over 10,000 artists and photographers from the companys virtual art gallery. The featured artwork is titled Cherry and the Conjoined Twins.
Margiotta pursues a unique style and her own original characters, which makes her work immediately distinctive and personal. Working largely in black and white oil paints with dark accent colors such as red, Margiotta created the recurring character of Cherry based on herself and evocative of the cartoonists aesthetic, with large eyes and simplified features, as an art student in 2005.
Based in Delaware, Margiotta has illustrated a children’s book, Better Haunted Homes and Gardens, and is currently illustrating a series of chapter books for Grosett & Dunlap / Penguin Young Readers, who sought her out after seeing her unique style. My style stays the same in my fine art pieces and books that I illustrate. My style will not change on each project. Its the reason publishers contact me.
This December Margiotta will be showing her work at New York Citys AFA Gallery (formerly known as Animazing Gallery) in Soho. This premier gallery for cartoonists, fine art illustration, American illustration and animation has featured the work of Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are), Dr. Seuess, Tim Burton and Peanuts illustrator Charles M. Schultz.
In addition to her original paintings, Margiotta produces designer merchandise, such as buttons, purses and postcards. Many customers also take her work home in the form of digital and archival prints, such as those customers can order through American Frame.
Margiotta likes to frame her work big and bold, with ornate mouldings. Sometimes she finds a wonderful frame first and paints a work to fit. I started by buying frames at craft stores, but then found American Frame, where I can get far better quality and selection, customized for whatever size the original happens to be.
The featured piece, Cherry and the Conjoined Twins is classic Margiottacharacter, color and mood synthesized into her unique style. The original was done when Margiotta was invited to show at Gallery 309 in Philadelphia, her first gallery exhibit in the city. She conceived the piece as homage to another Philadelphia treasure, The M
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