|"King of Enchanted Forest" oil on canvas (24" x 18")|
It seems now is the time to write about my beloved Enchanted Forest and my paintings the papier-mâché fairyland inspired. I have been invited to be a part of the celebration and spring fund raiser for this hidden treasure of Baltimore. Prints and paintings of my Enchanted Forest series will be on exhibition for show and sale from March 22 until April 7, 2013.
I'll be at the celebration on Friday, March 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. with my artwork. Hope you can join us for this magical evening inside one of Baltimore's most important landmarks located in Druid Hill Park.
Meanwhile I want to share with everyone here my series of eight paintings and stories of Enchanted Forest.
|"Dragon Serenade" oil on canvas (18" x 24") 2002|
Papier-mâché storybook characters, designed by the late Howard Adler, virtually came to life with the aid of mechanical devices, voice recordings and a big dose of imagination. I met Mr. Adler one day in 1988 while I was painting my papier-mâché artwork in a store window. He was kind and had a great sense of humor. For me it was like meeting a movie star. I was indeed star struck that day.
|"The King's Behind" oil on board (20" x 30") 2002|
Hoping to entice motorists on Route 40 West, cheerful gingerbread men accompanied the king of the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, MD
|"Gingerbread Cottage" oil on board (18" x 24") 2002|
Many birthdays, including my seventh, were celebrated in the gingerbread house adorned with bright red cherries and dollops of pink marshmallow. After a treat of celebratory ice cream and cake, children slid outdoors through the glowing witches’ oven to join Hansel and Gretel.
|"Cinderella's Mice" oil on canvas (18" x 24") 2003|
|"Mother Goose Ride" oil on board (18" x 24") 2003|
|"Rapunzel, Rapunzel" oil on canvas (24" x 18" 2002|
|"Phoning Rapunzel" oil on canvas (16" x 12") 2005|