Artist Demo by Ann-Marie GillettSaturday December 8, 2018
1:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Come see an amazing Artist Demonstration of Botanical Mandalas created from artist tape by Ann-Marie Gillett of Seekonk, MA. The Demo is during Francesca Anderson Fine Art’s ever popular 34th Almost Miniatures Show up through Dec 22. The gallery closes for Christmas week and re-opens Jan 2 – Jan 12. The show has 42 artists’ small work and 185 small paintings, prints and craft pieces and is located at 56 Adams St in Lexington, MA. The Demo is Sat., Dec 8 from 1pm – 3pm with drinks, wine & light food and is $ 15. per person, cash at the door.
Ann-Marie will demonstrate how she first paints and then cuts self adhesive artist tape to form meticulous parts of flowers and leaves in a botanical arrangement which creates a unique, one of a kind Mandala shape.
Each leaf is painted in graduated colors and shapes, as is each flower petal. Many pieces of painted tape are then placed in a symmetrical design on a gessoed, painted board. The arrangements are never drawn first but grow organically as Gillett creates them, developing over time as each piece of tape is put down on the board. Each mandala is unique and designs are never repeated. After they are finished, several coats of acrylic varnish are applied to protect them.
Reservations for the Demo are requested, so the gallery knows how much food and wine to provide as well as chairs to obtain for the demo. $ 15. per person, cash at the door. Francesca@PortraitsNorth.com or 781 862.0660
Francesca Anderson Fine Art
Location: 56 Adams Street
to go to the Town of Lexington