The Best Gifts!

A book from Gerard

A book from Gerard

Throughout this past year as I paid humble tribute to many great artists, a few of them have reached out to me and sent me original pieces of their beautiful artwork.

Gerard Sendrey not only gifted me with his art, but we also became friends and he has written an article about me in Creation Franche’s Publication which is due to come out in a few days.  You can visit the website here.

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My tribute on top…then three Gerard sent me.

You can watch a documentary on Gerard here (it comes in two parts) and please visit my blog page here if you haven’t already.  He’s such a wonderful artist and man.

I’ve also received original work from Pierre Silvin, who happens to be Gerard’s son!  His artwork is so special and so hard to mimic since I wasn’t sure of the materials, but even when I received the actual art in the mail, I couldn’t quite figure it out.  His pieces have a kind of luminescence and beauty that can’t be emulated.  Please visit my blog on him here if you haven’t seen his work!  It’s lovely.

Pierre Silvin Original with a nice note

Pierre Silvin Original with a nice note

Today I received 7 pieces and a nice note from Sophie Orlicki who I also paid tribute to!  I squealed when I saw the package because I had a feeling it was going to be artwork.  Her pieces are so beautiful in person and I cannot wait to get them framed like I did with Gerard and Pierre’s work.  Please visit my blog page for her here.

I never expected to receive such thoughtful and wonderful gifts let alone the artist themselves contacting me.  I am honored to have paid them tribute and honored that they reached out to give their

Today's gift from Sophie Orlicki.  So beautiful in person.

Today’s gift from Sophie Orlicki. So beautiful in person.

appreciation and thanks.  It makes me feel very special and makes me understand why I did this project in the first place.  I hope I inspired you all and I want to thank you again for your support!

This is only the beginning!  I am in the process of organizing all my pieces.  Readying everything to take quality photos for the book I’m designing that’ll hopefully be on sale on amazon.  And most of all figuring out the logistics of having an art show with all 365 pieces before sending them out to all that have reserved a piece.  These artists will be getting some Linda Patricia Cleary artwork in the mail soon!

Gerard's work framed and in my house!

Gerard’s work framed and in my house!

Whatever has not been reserved, gets sold at the show etc. will be available online after the show is over.  BUT, if you’d like to reserve one in advance, please message me or “like” me on Facebook, find the painting you want and put your name in the comments to reserve it.  That’s where I am keeping track of everything.  Here’s the Facebook page for Day of the Artist.

Love,

Linda

Day 274- Sophie Orlicki- Les Visages et les Danseurs de Rêve

It’s Day 274 and it’s been another hectic week!  I had such a wonderful time doing today’s tribute.  Today’s artist does some beautiful paintings and her technique is so beautiful that I couldn’t quite figure out how to paint in her style.  I still gave it a shot and liked my end result.  Not exactly like hers, but I think I captured her style and what a lovely style it is!  Join me in honoring Sophie Orlicki today!

Sophie Orlicki

Sophie Orlicki

Sophie Orlicki

Sophie Orlicki

Sophie Orlicki

Born in 1970 in Paris

She spent her childhood in Paris and then lived in the United States

Studied philosophy at the university, teaching in elementary school

Lives in Gironde since 1992

Sophie Orlicki drawing and painting since childhood. She began to draw at 7 years

Danseuse- Sophie Orlicki

Danseuse- Sophie Orlicki

on long rolls of computer paper, with a pencil, then when she was 16, she discovered oil painting.

Without feeling the need to attend classes, she worked alone and since then she painted heads, landscapes, trees and dancers

It’s a job and an expression on a daily basis, empowering inexhaustible creativity that brings her joy.

Some exhibitions and participations:

– “Taromania” with Puls’art association, the Cellier des Chartrons in Bordeaux (France) in May 2006

Sophie Orlicki

Sophie Orlicki

-exposure collective “United Souls” at the Museum of Creation Franche in Begles (France) in July-August 2006

– “I Margini dello Sguardo” in Reggio Emilia in Italy in October-November 2007

Personal -exposure Museum of Creation Franche in Begles in April-May 2008

– “Two” with the association Spark, in Artigues-pres-Bordeaux in February 2008

collective -exposure at Espace Lucretia, Paris in September 2008

-exposure the “Harvest of the Arts” in Beychac and Caillau (Gironde), the association with Spark in September 2009

collective -exposure “Lessons in Darkness” Illzach (Alsace) in February-March 2010

-Participation “Naive, seers, lone wolves and world savers XXI”, Dean Jensen

Danseuse- Sophie Orlicki

Danseuse- Sophie Orlicki

Gallery, Milwaukee (USA) in February-April 2010

– “5th Annual Outsider Art in the Hampton’s” gallery Belage, Westhampton Beach (USA) in July-September 2010

– “Global Movement” exhibition organized by the Olof Gallery (Leiden) and Outsider Art Gallery Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands), September-November 2010

-participation in “by Dance” festival, with the association Spark, to

St Germain du Puch (France), September 2010

-Works present at the Outsider Art Fair in New York (USA) in January 2011

-exposure “The wise step” in the Jean-Louis Stutter (France) in September 201

Sophie Orlicki

Sophie Orlicki

-Participation an exhibition of artists’ books: “Echoes of Silence” library Riedischem (France), September-October 2011

– “Of all the colors,” exhibition at the Citadel of Blaye (France) in October 2011

– “Imaginary Cities” Halle Chartrons, Bordeaux (France) with combination Delaba & Dissi, in January 2012

Participation & bi-annual sales at Drouot auction in Paris (France)

Work found in:

-the collection of the Museum of Creation Franche in Begles (Gironde)

-the collection Dino Menozzi the Print Room of Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Publications:

-ai Margini dello Sguardo, Biblioteca Panizzi, 2007

-Creation Franche, No. 32, 2010

-Catalogue of the Museum of Creation Franche, 2011

 

I attempted to emulate her style using a mixture of watercolors and acrylics.  It was so difficult and of course I only have a day.  I think it looks different, but hopefully I captured her spirit.  🙂 I hope you enjoy my tribute today and I’ll see you tomorrow on Day 275!

Best,

Linda

Visage d'un rêve- Tribute to Sophie Orlicki Linda Cleary 2014 Watercolor and Acrylic on Canvas

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