24" x 30" Oil on Panel
2010 Donato Giancola
collection of Cathy and Arnie Fenner
A couple of years ago I was approached by Arnie Fenner to create a portrait of his dearest love, his wife Cathy and fellow co-founder of the prestigious annual Spectrum. Cathy and Arnie, apart from doing so much to support the genre of fantastic art, are wonderful people. I leapt at the opportunity to pay homage to Cathy in a painting. It'd been a while since I'd tackled a white painting and the platinum color of Cathy's hair pointed me towards the challenge. I worked with Arnie to create a composition that would encompass who Cathy is while remaining a distinctive work of art. I think the result is as unique and complex a painting as Cathy is a person.