Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Lucy's Welcomes Carey Armstrong-Ellis

Line Dance, Oil

It is impossible to keep from smiling when enjoying the artwork of Maine illustrator, Carey Armstrong-Ellis. Ellis brings a cheerful and humorous touch to everything she creates.

Carey is truly a multi-talented artist who masterfully divides her time between painting, illustration and whimsical fiber art. Her illustrations have been published in a variety of wonderful children's books including several written by Carey herself.

Happy Bees, Eating Swiss Cheese
from Happy Bees by Arthur Yorinks
Gouache & Colored Pencil

The show at Lucy's will feature originals in oil, gouache and colored pencil and fabric collage. Lucy's regulars will recognize Carey's homage to the Muppets prints as well as originals of  Line Dance and Attack of the Zombie Heads. In each of these pieces, Carey has set up a still life of action figures and toys and painted them as though they were living subjects. In doing so, she takes our childhood memories, adds a storyline and creates a charming piece of artwork.

Take a gander at Carey's website, www.slugworksrocks.com where she shares lots of her fabulous artwork, views of her studio and other fun treats!

September 4th - 29th at Lucy's

Carey's Homage to the Muppets Prints, 5" x 5", $10 each