Piece description from the artist
I made this painting during a visit to the Venice Biennale. Our visions of Venice are so filled with the usual banal views, so it was actually the way people lived in the back alleys that caught my eye. The striped shirts, the uniform of the gondoliers, was the draw.
Sidonie Caron has worked as a professional artist in Portland for many years. Trained in London at St. Martin's and the Central Schools of Art, she is now represented in many public art collections in Oregon and Washington. Her lush, vivid paintings often feature landscapes, cityscapes and seascapes.
Sidonie shows her work locally at the "Rental Sales Gallery":http://www.pam.org/page.aspx?pid=382 of the Portland Art Museum and the "Heidi McBride Gallery":http://heidimcbridegallery.com/ and recently sold a large painting from a show juried by the Regional Arts Council (RACC) for Industry & Art, Celebrating the Worker, in Swan Island, Portland.