Printed collage of colors. This is a monotype print on heavy rag artist paper. Signed in pencil at bottom, Michaele Keyes. Titled on artist tag attached to verso, Taking Flight. This monotype is in very good condition with no tears, holes or stains. There are light waves on the paper. I did not take it apart to flatten. Please refer to all photos. The image measures about 14-1/2 inches square. The rag paper is mounted free floating behind glass. Paper measures about 21-3/4 in case wide and 30 inches tall. Set in a golden metal frame that measures 24-1/4 inches wide and 32-1/4 inches tall.
Michaele Keyes is a long-time Boulder, Colorado Artist who has worked almost exclusively in monotype print making in recent years. Keyes’ paintings and prints have been in numerous juried shows and Denver galleries and have been recognized by awards. Her work has been published in ‘Expressive Drawing’ by Joseph Mugnaini , 1988, Davis Publications Inc., Worcester, Mass. and other publications. She studied at the University of the Americas in Mexico City and holds a B. F. A. degree from the University of Denver. On the back is her inspiration saying, ‘ For me, the joy of being an artist is the surprise and magic, the liveliness of a painting or print when it takes a life of its own.