Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Loved Holiday Season
Wishing Everyone a Happy, Healthy, and Loved Holiday Season
One of a kind artistic creations of: paintings on canvases and jewelry made on Cape Cod by Samuel
Samuel Ayer, born in Connecticut on March 14, 1969, is a true Piscean, excelling in numerous artistic and entrepreneurial endeavors: pottery, ceramics, painting, and innovative hair styling, while living half of his life on Cape Cod. Provincetown, now his home, is a magical place combining the illumination of the sunlight and the beauty of the ocean, creating the perfect setting for relaxation, reflection and growth.
In March of 2018 Samuel's first exposure to Acrylic Pouring Painting technique – “letting go and expressing oneself creatively, without limits and without over-thinking.”
They were inspired by the beauty of Herring Cove Provincetown and created his first collection, entitled “Provincetown Brine 2018” which was a sold-out success. The paintings were designed to preserve the vacation memories and dreams of people visiting the place Clint and Samuel call home. Their second collection was released in October of 2018, based on color and involving every color ofe rainbow's prism. A limited collection of 60 (8”x10”) and 10 (4” X 4”) stretched canvas paintings also achieved a sold-out success.
This year’s collection is a limited number of various sized, stretched canvases that were inspired by a place we would often visit in Provincetown. There, we were afforded a peaceful escape from the pressures of everyday life.
Our secret, special place was a water garden with birds, bees, butterflies, lily pads, cat tails, beach grass, koi and many colorful flowers. We would sneak away to admire the natural beauty of the area, to smell the fragrant flowers, and to listen to the birds singing, the bees humming, and the water flowing from a fountain. A modest bridge would bring us to the middle of the pond, revealing the perfect spot to admire the koi fish below.
Our collection was started on June 20, 2020 and was completed on November 10, 2020. This was a great way for us to escape from the reality of all that was going on around us. It allowed us to put our energy into being creative and to reflect upon our fond memories in this hidden gem of a garden.
Our masterpieces were created by using our Layered Acrylic Paint Pouring Technique finished with five layers of non-yellowing resin. These paintings are truly a labor of love!
Our latest Collection of 25 Stretched Canvas Paintings:
• 24” x 36” Vertical, Quantity 04
• 24” x 36” Horizontal, Quantity 04
• 16” x 20” Vertical, Quantity 02
• 8” x 10” Quantity 15
Our suggestion …. take a few moments each day, journey to your “happy place” and dream. Life is very short and so precious….cherish each moment!
The artists of Artistic Mermen in Provincetown are Samuel Ayer and Clint Howard. We have been creating one of a kind paintings and necklaces for three years using our unique acrylic paint pouring technique.
Thus far 2020 has been one of challenges, isolation, reflection, and loss. As a result, we have chosen black for our base color for our upcoming collection. This choice has created very dramatic, dynamic effects using our distinctive technique.
The themes represented in this year’s collection stem from overcoming hardship…. we have all had someone in our lives who has been affected by COVID-19, Cancer, HIV or discrimination in one form or another. They are titled RED, PRIDE, BEAR PRIDE, and BREAST CANCER AWARENESS. Each of the one hundred 8 x 10 inch paintings in our collection is one of a kind. Some of the designs are adorned with rhinestones, sea shells, starfish, pebbles and pearls. We have also created coordinating necklaces, consisting of a black pendant in a heart, square, rectangle or round shape (with either black chain or black leather cord).
Furthermore, we have incorporated cheerful themes of: YELLOW FLOWER, LAVENDER FLOWER, ORANGE FLOWER, EUPHORIA, OUR SHORELINE, SEAHORSE and AQUARIUM LIFE IN PROVINCETOWN to encourage hopefulness and smiles. Our vision for this new collection of paintings is to represent real connections for people – families, friends, co-workers and communities – in addition to eliciting an emotional response from the heart.
Stay Happy and Safe !
Samuel & Clint
The new collection is available online at Etsy.com
Samuel and Clint are happy to announce their third collection using the Acrylic Paint Pouring technique, “Artistic Mermen in Provincetown - Into the Sea, 2019”. These newest offerings are unique, one-of-a-kind creations in a limited quantity of 50 paintings. They will be offered on stretched canvas in varying sizes: (4”x4”), (6”x6”), (8”x8”), (9”x9”), (10”x10”), (12”x12”), (24”x24”). The foundation of their creation is a square, which represents seasoned, strong, rigid and predictable elements. The quantity number was selected to represent Samuel Ayer turning 50 during this period. The palette of colors was chosen to portray the ocean, shoreline, underwater scenes and abstracts. The collection is playful, imaginative, and calming. The new paintings rise to another level with the adornment of rhinestones, pearls, sea glass, shells, starfish and sand – resulting in greater dimension and sparkle. The finish is painstakingly achieved by an intense labor of love: a high quality, non-toxic application of 5 layers of non-yellowing resin. Each painting is then professionally finished with felt corner tabs and a hanger. Each piece is named, numbered, and signed by the artists.
Aquamarine, Bright Aqua Green, Burnt Umber, Bronze, Ceruler Blue, Cobalt Blue, Deep Turquoise, Deep Yellow, Gold, Ice Blue, Iridescent, Pearl, Iridescent Silver, Lavender, Light Blue Permanent, Light Blue Violet, Pewter, Phthlocoyanine Blue, Prussian Blue, Sliver, Tan, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue.
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