Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Gifts Festival- Cori's - Pawtraits

"Santa's Helper"
As part of my Christmas Gifts Festival, I'm introducing you today to Cori Solomon who creates pet portraits, er, oops, Pawtraits, original art.  If you are interested in a gift for Hanukkah, she can provide that too.

Cori Solomon’s interest in dogs began in the mid 1980's with the purchase of two Salukis. These dogs introduced Cori to the world of showing and lure coursing. Having been an art major but putting her creative side on hold, Cori’s Salukis encouraged her re-connection with her artistic side. Cori’s Salukis continue to be her inspiration as she watches their daily antics.

"Santa Blues"
The death of Cori’s sister in 2001 opened the door to more creativity when she discovered that her breakthrough in artistic expression and experimentation was through animals. This event also brought cats into Cori’s life, as she chose to care for her sister’s cats.

Cori creates her animal artwork know as Cori’s Pawtraits in pastels, acrylics or Monotypes. A Monotype is a form of printmaking whereby an original inked or painted image is transferred from a plate onto paper. Each print is a unique work and is not repeated. This medium enables Cori to become more fluid and loose. Employing brighter colors in these works has also added a new dimension to Cori’s art. With pastel Cori’s artwork has a soft and poetic quality.

"Boston Terrier"
Cori captures the spirit and emotion of each animal or pet through their eyes. Every pair of eyes tells a story and like a writer it is Cori’s job to find that story by looking beyond to find the heart and soul of each pet.

One of Cori’s motto's is less can be more. Let the observer visualize their own interpretation, thereby creating the image and story. This is accomplished through many styles, whether it is realism or abstraction.

Cori is an award winning animal artist donating a percentage of her proceeds from art sales to various animal charities and rescues.

Besides her original artwork Cori has a line of note cards, gift tags, note pads, magnets, prints, mouse pads, glass cutting boards, and tile coasters.  These products make fantastic holiday gifts or Christmas stocking stuffers and can be seen in Cori’s Etsy.com shop called Terikor.

Cori has a line of Holiday themed products, which can be found on Etsy too.

A wonderful gift for the holidays is a commissioned pet portrait.  A portrait paying tribute to one’s canine companion is a very personalized gift that any dog or cat lover would love to receive.

Please visit Cori’sPawtraits or you can contact Cori by clicking here. You can find her here Facebook too.

"Soulful Eyes"

1 comment:

Talking-Dogs said...

So much personality! These are lovely!