Thursday, March 22, 2012

Gold Horse

Tessa Guze, Gold Horse, oil on canvas
This is a painted I did for a children's book that I recently finished. The children's book is about a carousel horse who visits several other horse. This is a statue in Philadelphia of Joan of Arc riding her horse into battle. It is opposite the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Parkway in Philly.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Neck n' Neck - Wine Label

Tessa Guze, Neck n Neck, Wine Label 2011 

This is a painting I did for a wine label exhibition organized by the (no name) Art Group, at B Square Gallery. The (no name) art group asked 50 artists each to create wine labels. Wine bottles here sold at the opening with the buyers choice of wine label. The proceeds went to raise money for Philabundance, a charity that fights hunger in the Philadelphia area. The artists had the choice to sell there paintings for personal profit or to donate the proceeds to Philabundance, I chose to do the latter and I am very excited that my piece sold! 

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Friday, October 7, 2011


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As a people and animal portrait painter I believe that a successful portrait is not just a copy of what the subject looks like, but it is also a lasting reflection of the subject's character and personality (whether human or animal). For the artist, this requires getting to know the subject in a very profound way. I love getting to know new people and animals and finding ways to make my paintings reflect their personality and presence.

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