Original Paintings by Andrew Thornton for #MerMay

Original Paintings by Andrew Thornton for #MerMay

There's been a lot going on here at Allegory Gallery, and if you follow us on social media, you couldn't be blamed for missing some posts here and there! But, we wanted to make sure you were up to date with the artwork that Andrew's been making for MerMay! You can see everything available for MerMay in the online store, but we wanted to highlight some of Andrew's works here for you. 

This is The Rock Stacker, and the original has sold, but we are still offering prints in the online store, and a portion of each sale will go to Women of Color in the Arts (WOCA). 

This original painting is "Warrior of the Deep", and is available in the online store here

Andrew's next MerMay creation is this painting entitled "Other Waters". You can read more about his inspiration for this and get more details on it here

And just today, he debuted this painting entitled "Call to Wonder". He wrote: "Here’s my latest MerMay creation! I grew up in Florida and while the beach was a short distance away, trips were infrequent. We were mostly concerned with the everyday tasks of survival. Beaches were a symbol of leisure and relaxation. Needless to say, we didn’t go often. When we did go, it was a free thing to do that we could take out of town relatives. Sometimes we’d get an invitation to go fishing, but it was always connected to something practical. Later, it was a place of rebellion and freedom. It’s where we’d go to skip school or attend a party. I can almost smell the bonfire and taste the cloying sweetness of strawberry wine coolers. It was the place you’d drive to in the middle of the night, after sitting at the Denny’s struggling to come up with something to do. I remember laughing and dancing in the surf under the moon. I remember trying to find our shoes on more than one occasion after ripping them off as fast as we could as we ran down to the water’s edge. It was a celebration. We built sand castles we knew wouldn’t last. And that was okay. We wrote messages in the sand that would get swallowed up. And that was okay. We danced badly on the beach. And that was okay, because it was a celebration.⠀

In this painting, I wanted a call to celebrate and remind ourselves of the beauty and wonder of the world around us. Magic does exist, we just have to look for it."

You can find the listing for this original art piece here. ⠀

We hope that you're enjoying our #MerMay collection, and we have more special items planned for you in store and online! Be sure to check back here often!

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