Artist Gail Fitzpatrick Creates Memories With Paintings – As They Happen

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Shunning photography, Gail Fitzpatrick of Live Event Paintings captures the excitement of the day as it unfolds, using only oils and canvas. To finish the job, she has teamed with the imaging specialists at Parrot Digigraphic to create fine art reproductions.

Artist Gail Fitzpatrick teams with Parrot Digigraphic to reproduce art reproductions of her paintings.

Artist Gail Fitzpatrick teams with Parrot Digigraphic to reproduce art reproductions of her paintings.

What really drew me to Parrot Digigraphic is their knowledge of Fine Art, their ability, and their commitment to perfection ...

Shunning photography, Gail Fitzpatrick of Live Event Paintings captures the excitement of the day as it unfolds, using only oils and canvas. To finish the job, she has teamed with the imaging specialists at Parrot Digigraphic to create fine art reproductions.

In an age where using a digital camera to gather “sketches” for creating a painting is commonplace, or even painting directly from a final photograph is de rigueur for many super-realist painters, Gail Fitzpatrick of Live Event Paintings works against the current of modern painting techniques. Using some highly refined methods involving planning, visualization and preparation, Fitzpatrick creates unique paintings live, onsite, and during an actual event such as weddings and receptions, using no photographic tools whatsoever.

The result is a completely unique painting, expressing far more than any single image can relate.

Fitzpatrick’s process involves repeated visits to the site in preparation, to examine the composition and lighting as it changes during the day. She makes preliminary sketches to block out positions of the event- locations of tables, lights, the groups of people and the positions of the key subjects. Early in the day of the event, she will set up her easel and start work- creating the details of the scene, the background and environment, in preparation for the arrival of the guests.

“Once the guests arrive, the excitement and the magic starts to happen…” says Fitzpatrick. “The tent fills with people, and the party comes to life. My job is to capture the energy and animation of the moment, on canvas. The finished painting reflects my impressions of the day: the golden light, the graceful canopy, and the happy mood of the guests, who have come to help the bride and groom celebrate their marriage. ”

Because she paints throughout the event and watches each subject for characteristic gestures, movements and postures, she gathers impressions of the character of each guest and is able to create a work which express the entire experience, not simply a piecemeal snapshot.
But her work doesn’t stop at the finished painting. To finish the job, she teams with the imaging specialists at Parrot Digigraphic, Ltd in Billerica, MA
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She makes reproductions of the painting available in several ways- as note cards, printed on fine watercolor paper, and as reproduction Giclée prints on fine-art paper or stretched, framed canvasses. Her work is reproduced to the highest standards, and overseen and approved at every step, working closely with Parrot Digigraphic. Her original paintings are scanned on the Cruse Synchron CS220-110 system, capturing every nuance of the original, from the color to the texture of the brush stroke. Working within the strictest standards of Color Management and output technology, the printmakers at Parrot are able to create work almost indistinguishable from the original painting.

“What really drew me to Parrot Digigraphic is their knowledge of Fine Art, their ability, and their commitment to perfection. It was not until I worked with Parrot that I found what I was looking for: Advanced understanding of the technology, real craftsmanship, artistic awareness and understanding of the artist's concerns. They are truly partners in this process.”

For more information on Gail Fitzpatrick and Live Event Paintings, see http://www.liveeventpaintings.com. Videos of the complete process can be found here: http://www.liveeventpaintings.com/portfolio

About Parrot Digigraphic, Ltd.
Parrot Digigraphic Ltd. serves the complete needs of digital fine art and photographic printmakers with hardware for image acquisition, management and output; color management software; integration and support services; as well as a complete line of paper and inks suited to very demanding criteria. Founded in 1996, this privately held company numbers among its customers some of the world’s most prestigious digital fine art printers and photographers, artists and galleries.

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John Lorusso, President
Parrot Digigraphic, Ltd.
info(at)parrotcolor(dot)com
877-727-7682

Parrot Digigraphic, Ltd.
630 Boston Road
Billerica, MA. 01821

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