Oil Pastel Illustration by Alexis Petruso

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Oil Pastel Illustration by Alexis Petruso

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Anonymous on Jul 27, 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Lovely print. Very nice seller with great communication. Thanks!

Anonymous on Dec 20, 2011

5 out of 5 stars



Foods and nudes. What's not to love?

I've enjoyed being an artist since before I can remember. Over the years, I've experimented with everything from painting, printmaking and sculpture, to stained glass, mosaics and three-dimensional mixed media. Aside from some upper-level art classes in high school, I am completely self-taught. I produce all of my work out of my home studio in North Texas, which is shared with my five pets. Spare time is typically spent chasing after unruly animals, eating frozen dinners or watching B-rate scifi movies. I surround myself with the opportunity to be creative by working a full-time job in graphic design.

My style stems from an affinity for American Modernism and the Pop Art movement. Vivid color, bold shading, dramatic scale and organic subject matter are my primary focuses.

I work entirely from still-life photographs taken by myself and my peers. I use a layering technique with oil pastel in which I stack dozens of colors on top of each other to achieve the desired effect. After a thick layer is built up I use my bare fingers to blend the colors; a process which takes hours to complete. Pure white acrylic backgrounds keep focus on the subject.

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Last updated on February 4, 2011
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I accept Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express®, Discover®, bank transfers via PayPal™. Customers having their order shipped to Texas will be required to pay sales tax (8.25%).

I also accept personal checks and cash if you are buying locally. Local pickup may be arranged if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area; please contact me or visit my website for more information:

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I ship almost everything insured via United States Postal Service® (USPS). Original paintings are typically shipped UPS® or FedEx®, while prints and small gift items are shipped in flat-rate envelopes. Expedited delivery is available for an additional fee. I do ship worldwide, although the flat-rate shipping prices listed in the shop are only for the United Sates. If you place an order with a shipping address outside of the US, additional charges will apply. You will be responsible for any customs fees.

Tracking information will be emailed to you shortly after your order ships.
Refunds and Exchanges
My original artwork is non-returnable.

I ship all of my items insured, so if there is any physical damage to the item(s) you've ordered, please contact me immediately to arrange a claim with the courier. You will be responsible for any shipping charges on returned items. Claims for shipping damage must be made no later than 15 days after the delivery date to be covered under the return policy.
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