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The Cocktail Collection is now up on my website and available to purchase. An early preview email went out to subscribers of my newsletter this past Wednesday and I was blown away by the response. I have the best collectors! Four paintings have sold.

The Cocktail Collection is a small grouping of original mixed media paintings on canvas and paper. Inspiration eluded me all summer and then I came upon Janet’s Instagram post. It was a carousel of images with her signature cocktail that she enjoyed throughout the summer. The caption read “And so the summer of Negroni’s comes to an end” I immediately thought to myself “Negroni Summer” now that is a great title for a painting.

These paintings are impressionistic abstracts. With colour and a variety of mediums, I wanted to capture the feelings of fun, happiness, freedom, and excitement, that “on vacation” feeling I get when having a cocktail. I particularly enjoyed painting with reds and oranges, colours that I’ve shied away from in the past. Of course, I had to paint “Don Draper‘s Old Fashioned” after binge-watching all eight seasons of Mad Men during the pandemic lockdown.

I had intended to keep this collection small but I’m having so much fun with the theme. I’ve also been asked if I could do custom drink requests and so I see a few commissions will be on the horizon.