Monday, October 18, 2021

More New Art

When you start looking for something, you see it everywhere.

I recently started collecting fine art. Two weeks ago I spotted something appealing through an art studio window. I contacted the artist, a talented local woman, and met her over the weekend (Melissa Maiello). Melissa creates beautiful large charcoal drawings that evoke emotion. The drawings have rough, torn edges which add to their power and surreality.

I acquired two of her drawings today. They're large: one is over five feet wide and the other is over seven feet tall. Fortunately I'll have room for them in my future playhouse/office/art-museum/global-headquarters/Batcave/evil-villain-lair. 

Here are the drawings. What do you think?


  1. Wow, these are amazing. They are so surreal.

  2. These are absolutely stunning, Ally, I totally get why you were drawn to these pieces. xxx

  3. I bet they are even more stunning in person. I really enjoy seeing art in person. Size is part of the experience (see also: the mona lisa being super tiny!)

    I once had an English prof who (drunkenly) bought a MASSIVE painting of a main in a rain slicker with flying squirrels raining across the canvas "because it reminded him of himself". They had to remove a bay window to get it into the house.

  4. Oh yes, I like the edges a lot! I like that it's not your standard square or rectangle painting.

  5. They are absolutely stunning pieces of work and I can't wait to see them in their new home--your batcave/lair type thing (ha!). Pics please to see progress :) Also so cool you befriended a local artist and purchased her work--what a compliment!

  6. These are so beautiful and I love how you aqcuired them. Recently, I have really started to value the idea of supporting small/ local artists, and I love when people I know go out of there way to do that :)

    1. Giving support to artists who need it is important and makes me feel even better about collecting their work.

  7. Oh my goodness, so beautiful! Melissa is so talented!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  8. Oh my!!! So beautiful! And I'll bet they will look great in the bat cave!😁