Painting Portraits of local celebrities.

Gerard, Ms Anna, and Marisa Bucheit at their birthday party last friday at CAD West

Ms Anna painting for Gerard Rodriguez and Marisa Bucheit at their birthday party last friday at CAD West; What an honor to get to paint for them! Instead of painting one painting of the two of them, I decided to make one painting for each of them. At the party, lucky guests also got to hear the debut of Marisa’s new Opera trio Tres Belles. check out more of Marisa’s work on her webpage: http://www.marisabuchheit.com/

Face Painting for the Holiday

These are a few of my face painting designs for the Holidays.  I just finished painting for the Easter Seals Holiday Party, 50 kids in 1 hour!  So tired, but it was worth it.  They sure were adorable out there, all the little Grinches and Holly Fairies and Frosties.easterseals-holiday

Ms Anna will be out at The Renegade Craft Fair this weekend.

Come out to get faerified and/or utopianized by Ms Anna and her magical roaming art cart this weekend at the Renegade Craft Fair. 11-7 both Saturday and Sunday on Division between Damen and Paulina. Look for the fun purple cart with the bells and sparkles with all the colorful people walking around it.http://www.renegadecraft.com/chicago-summer-makersrenegade

fragile little scene

fragile little scene

Captured this moment during the Figment art fest at the Garfield Park conservatory last weekend. What a magical moment and I just wanted to share it with you. There was a beautiful sunset, a drum circle, fire dancers, that patch of light green kinda in the middle of the image is Ms Anna’s painting of a landscape, painted during the show. This picture taken just after an amazing performance by Khari Lemuel, in this picture are also amazing Chicago talents Joshua Gunty, Kiara Lanier, and not pictured, but standing by Kiara, Abraham Mellish. It was just a really interesting and beautiful moment, being there with these hard working, talented folks and realizing what a gift it is for anyone who will come, how fragile mom and pop shops, local unsponsered talents, diy crafters and the like are. Here in this moment, surrounded by the conservatory, surrounded by a more often than not violent city, filled with gangs and mafia, corrupt politicians and misguided or unguided youth, surrounded by bustling suburbs, surrounded by industrial cornfields…….. and every once in a while, in the mix, a group of angels like this. What a delicate gift was this moment and I thought I would share it with you all.