For sale a gorgeous original miniature oil painting on ivorine by contemporary Missouri artist, Gail MacArgel. "Pussywillows" is a beautiful still life with a little Goldfinch. The painting measures 3″ x 5″ and the frame is 4 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. The artwork is signed by the artist in the lower right corner. This beautiful painting is in excellent condition and ready to be displayed in your home or office, the beauty of miniature art is that you can put them anywhere! We have a large selection of Gail's original works on our website.
FYI: Ivorine is a man made plastic sheet, an artificial product resembling ivory in color or texture, 0.5mm thick, translucent white in color with a matte finish on both sides. In the world of miniatures, it is a name that has been accepted to describe the sheet material upon which some miniaturists paint their pictures.
Biography: Gail has been enjoying her art career for about 40 years. She began studying with private instructors and took several workshops, then returned to school for an Associates' Degree in Fine Art. After many years of teaching oil painting and owning and operating two art galleries she now devotes her time to participating in miniature and small works shows. Gail enjoys a wide variety of subjects and describes her style as soft realism. The artist participates in over 20 miniature and small works shows annually. For example: the Snowgoose Gallery in Bethlehem PA; the Parklane Gallery in Kirkland WA; the Artistic Designs Gallery in Brownsburg IN; the Seaside Art Gallery in Nags Head NC; The Miniature Art Society (MASF)Show in Clearwater FL; the Miniature Painters, Gravers and Sculptors Society(MPSGS) Show in Washington DC; and Gallery One's Masterworks in Miniature in Mentor OH. Some recent awards include Best of Show 2006, Second in Oils 2007 and Third in Still Life 2009 in the MASF Show ; Best of Show 2004 and 2005 in the Chambersburg PA Miniature Show; First Place in the Renaissance Gallery 2007 Show in Huntington WV; First Place in Ivorine 2008 and Second Place in Still Life 2008 and Best in Realism 2009 in the MPSGS of Washington Show , Best of Show in the Parklane Gallery 2008 Show and Best of Show in the Fells Point Gallery 2008 Show in Baltimore MD. The highlights of her career have been the 2006 Best of Show at the MASF Show which is the largest miniature art show in the world, participating in the World Federation of Miniaturists Show at the Smithsonian in 2004 and in Tasmania Australia in 2008, her appearance in the April 2006 American Artists Magazine and being awarded signature status in the Miniature Artists of America in 2007. The artist is a member of Oil Painters of America (OPA); the Miniature Art Society of Florida( MASF); the Cider Painters of America (CPA, signature member); the Hilliard Society (HS) of England( signature member); the Miniature Painters Sculptors and Gravers Society (MPSGS) Society of Wash. DC; the Miniature Artists of Amerca (MAA,signature member); and the Association of Miniature Artists(AMA).