Lemur from Madagascar

by Jennifer Orkin Lewis

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Artist Statement

I’ve been making a painting every day in my sketchbook for the last 5 years to keep me inspired and playful. When I think about what to paint, I tend to choose a subject with a lot of pattern, texture and color, something a little magical. The Lemur is wonderful because of its big striped tail and fab face mask. I went to town on the background and made the jungle as bright and floral-y as I could—just a bit of reality and a bit of fantasy.

Why We Love It

It’s patently impossible to forgo this painting’s feel-good energy. The way Lewis painted the lemur’s adorably animated expression, the lush melange of bright buds, leaves and branches, the delightful density of all her detail work—this is the ideal artwork for a pick-me-up, a baby shower present, or an injection of joy in an otherwise reserved art collection.

An artist, illustrator, textile designer, and teacher who lives outside of New York City, Lewis—otherwise known as August Wren—has been painting from an early age. Mostly working in gouache and watercolor, she is particularly adept at creating vibrant, jubilant images with soft, expressive strokes subtly defined by fine, dark lines ... Read more on the blog!

Details

+ Limited-edition, exclusive to 20x200
+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
+ Signed + numbered certificate of authenticity included
+ Directly supports the artist
+ Handcrafted custom-framing is available

Our quoted dimensions are for the size of paper containing the images, not the printed image itself. We do not alter the aspect ratio, nor do we crop or resize the artists’ originals. All of our prints have a minimum border of .5 inches to allow for framing.

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Museo Portfolio Rag

Jennifer Orkin Lewis

Jennifer Orkin Lewis is an artist, illustrator, author and teacher who divides her time in a very colorful house right outside of New York City and a small white studio in the city. Her paintings are primarily gouache and watercolor but also include ink, pencil and the occasional marker. Her daily paintings depict the things she comes across during the day, or wishes she would—from a flower, a bird, some travels or a dream. She has worked with clients such as Anthropologie, Abrams Books, Chronicle Books, Flow Magazine, Kate Spade, Eeboo, and TeNeues. Jennifer spent many years after graduating from RISD as... Read More
a textile stylist designing prints for children's clothing and lingerie.
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