This work is no longer available.It is part of a private collection in Pittsburgh, PA.
36" x 48" x 2" Acrylic on Canvas. This piece has painted, gallery-wrapped edges, and is wired for hanging. The original is currently for sale. There are prints of this work, but they are not quite the same as the original piece. This work has some additonal characters in the scene.
"A funny old bird is a pelican.His beak can hold more than his belican.Food for a weekHe can hold in his beak,But I don't know how the helican."
-Dixon Lanier Merritt
This painting has sold.
Creating anthropomorphic characters is a big part of how I exercise my imagination. As a child my mother regularly took me and my siblings to the local zoo. This exposure to a wide variety of animals had a large impact on my daydreams. As an adult I found that I coped with the stress of life by doodling caricatures of my teachers or professors, often making them into animals. This has carried over into my paintings, and is a strong theme throughout my work. Indiana natives frequently head south to Florida to escape our weather & soak in some vitamin D. Pelicans rule the piers along the shoreline in Fort Meyers. They are awkward sturdy creatures. On a Sunday morning I watched all of the couples walking toward church. For some reason the two images, a strong pelican and a sturdy couple dressed up for mass, merged in this whimsical piece.
Copyright does not transfer with purchase. Artist owns rights to reproductions and image.
'Pelicoan-Toed Beach Stroll' ©2018, Alexandra Hall, All Rights Reserved.
PELICAN-TOED BEACH STROLL Original Acrylic Painting 36" x 48"
"My imaginative spirit is born from the people who inspired me to dream, to see things differently and to live fearlessly. Every work is influenced by hundreds of little moments and extraordinary experiences. In my pieces I try to bring some whimsy into the mundane. It is my hope that I force my audience to exercise their imagination, that my works inspire conversation and that they evoke joy."