Style is something that I believe is unique to every person. It is a subjective matter and cannot be judged by pop culture. Using this premise I took my inspiration from the old days when corsets were in fashion, hair was always "poofy", and "grandure" was absolutely key with their outfits. This victorian sense was very interesting to me when I was a student in high school. I had a huge interest in what was popular then more so than what is in style now. I was fascinated by the wars, technologies of the time, advancements, and more importantly life styles. I still to this day believe that I might live in the wrong era at times. Anyways, this image is what came to mind when I thought of a spring gathering on the luscious flower filled gardens of Versalles in France. France has been on my mind for quiet a few reasons. The first being my recent introduction to the history of france and the 17 or so different Louis, but now at this moment the recent terror attacks on the journalists. This painting was mad a week before the initial attack, but I would like to dedicate it to the families and the loved ones that were involved in the horrible tragedy that took place that day. Free speech is a beautiful thing. How can a society survive if it is limited to the information it may receive or the images it can produce? Being an artist, this attack hurt me personally, for it was a attempt to silence the voice and hands of the artists, but the problem is we artist can never be, and will never silenced.
Grumbacher Oil Paint