This is a delightful scene of a small boy fishing next to a bridge in his own peaceful spot so intensely watching for any nibble on his line. The artist has a very good technique of painting in this batik style. Sighed on the batik lower right, 'Cosette 81,' and titled in the lower left corner in pencil, 'Shore Creek Entering Town Lake, Austin, Texas.' The painting measures about 25 inches wide and 18 inches tall. I see no water damage or tears. There is no glass but this does look very clean and has no sun damage. Set on top of a mat board and in a gold metal frame that measures about 31 inches wide and 24 inches tall. I do see some small scratches and bumps in the frame but are not very noticeable.
Now a brand name fashion designer for her batik fabrics, Cosette worked exclusively in the batik medium painting for 14 years. Now Cosette has been marbling silk, cotton, leather, vinyl and wood products for 11 years. Her love of color and the flow of colors on fabric has been a continuous and exciting art form. Her marbling technique has been compared to the finest Italian hand-marbled papers, arrived at only after months of research and experimentation, and years of daily practice.
Her work has been featured in museum catalogs such as the Smithsonian, and the Museum of Fine Art, Boston. Her products have been sold in the Pierpont Morgan Library and in gift shops of many fine art museums, including the American Textile Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art-Houston and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Cosette marbled accessories are currently available through the Library of Congress Gift Shop (Washington, D.C.), Supreme Court Gift Shop (Washington, D.C.), People's Pottery (various locations), Studio 40 (Greenbriar Hotel, WV), Blue Rose (Santa Fe, NM), Isadora (Sedona, AZ), Hanson Galleries (Houston, TX), The Gifted Hand (Wellesley, MA), Clarksville Pottery (Austin, TX), The Escape (Georgetown, TX), Gallery Five (Tequesta, FL), Exit Art (Longboat Key, FL), Out of Hand Gallery (Scottsdale, AZ), 605 Artiques (Bend, OR) and other galleries around the country.
She has been featured in articles in the "Austin American-Statesman" newspaper, "The Wall Street Journal" newspaper, Texas Weekly newspaper, Texas Highways magazine and video interviews for KTBC-TV (Austin, TX) and "Texas Country Reporter" (syndicated). Member of the Museum Store Association. (cosetteoriginals)