I have painted this painting in honor of a beautiful woman, Theda Myint, who lost her life to severe Lyme disease a year ago on July 25th, 2013. This date is now called “Red Shoe Day” in honor of Theda’s spirit, passion for dancing and joyful celebration and […]
I was introduced to the work of artist Elizabeth DAngelo some time ago by a now-mutual friend who used a piece of Elizabeths art as the background for the design of her Facebook profile picture. I was intrigued by it, and it led me to Elizabeths profile on Redbubble, (http://www.redbubble.com/people/bethdangelo), where I found an amazing collection of representations of people, animals, and even mythical beings of Ms. DAngelos own creation. Our mutual friends birthday was coming up, so the idea came to create a series of paintings as a surprise gift for her.
As our friend is a strikingly beautiful woman, many photos of her were available online, and we assembled and curated them to make the final selection to be used as the basis of four 8-by-8-inch paintings. I have never met Elizabeth in person I live on the opposite coast — but our online collaboration on this project over a three-month period was a happy one, and the work arrived at our friend’s home in plenty of time for her birthday.
Elizabeth likes to know as much as she can about her subjects. She did research to determine our friend’s favorite things, so the result was far more than a simple collection of portraits. Our friend’s image was surrounded with the colors, animals, birds, plants and other features that she loves in a unique design that made each panel quintessentially her. The gift, when she opened it, was a huge success. Nothing quite like this had ever been done for her before.
Elizabeths work didn’t just add to our friends beauty in the paintings, but, in my opinion at least, actually multiplied it, taking it to a whole new level. Thats what Elizabeth does. It is almost impossible for a sensitive viewer to look at a DAngelo painting or design and not be greatly uplifted or deeply moved by it.
Thank you so much for sharing your talent and designing our Christmas Card. It was one of a kind. You are an amazing artist and wonderful soul to work with.
I initially heard about Elizabeth’s D’Angelo’s talent from a friend in South Florida. When I visited her “Elizabeth D’Angelo Fine Art” Facebook page and viewed her works, I knew she was the artist I wished to commission a clay board painting of my 2 year old grandson from. I contacted her and provided her with a picture of my grandson and let her know of his appreciation for nature, birds and animals, but I wanted to give her the total freedom to paint what she felt. What she created was sheer magic and something my son, daughter-in-her and I will treasure for many years to come. Thank you so much, Ms. D’Angelo!