‘Ms. Naomi von Vinklefoffen’ by Gina Matarazzo
Artist: Gina Matarazzo
Title: ‘Ms. Naomi von Vinklefoffen’
Medium: Oil on Arches watercolour paper
Dimensions: 6.5″ x 4.75″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 11.75″ x 7″)
Year of Creation: 2022
Artwork Will Ship From: USA
About the Artwork:
Ms. Vinklefoffen has tea everyday at 4:15 precisely and never uses milk or lemon, just a little sprig of mint. She has a wonderful antique thimble collection, can train a bonsai tree like a master, and can read your tarot with uncanny accuracy. Irresistible to others, she is the always the life of the party, but an utter enigma.
About the Artist:
I paint pictures, design books, hide chocolate like a squirrel (meaning, I don’t always remember where I put it), own and operate 22 hula hoops (not all at once), sometimes lose paintbrushes in my hair, get caught on doorknobs frequently, work too much (because I love it!), look for creative opportunities with EVERYTHING, love looking at academic paintings in person and spending time with my cats and husband. I love COLOR and DETAILS and SECRETS and STORIES and EVERYTHING about the creative process, especially the challenge and the hard work.
I believe there are hidden secrets, wonders and joys of the world right under our noses every day. I enjoy creating art that celebrates the things that are often overlooked and taken for granted. When is the last time you really looked at the sky or the sprightly little rabbit in your yard? What does that dog of yours dream about? I think everyone needs to slow down and pay more attention to what’s going on around them. With a little creative license, I aim to show you a magical way of looking at ordinary things.
In the past, my primary focus was designing and illustrating album covers for a wide variety of recording artists across a great spectrum of music genres. My client list has included Paul McCartney, Billy Joel, Glen Phillips, Peter Tork, 88.5 WXPN and Austin Music. I have also done freelance work on books, toys, and textiles for clients including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, McGraw Hill, and Running Press Books. Currently, I also design books for Bookbaby in any and every genre and style that comes across my desk.
I live with my illustrator husband, Matt Stewart and cats Gwendolyn, Cecily and Georgie in southern New Jersey where at certain spot between trees, you can catch a glimpse of the beautiful Philadelphia skyline in the distance.