Artist: Cristina Penescu
Edition Size: Artist Signed and Numbered to 75 Canvas Editions. With Coa.
Medium: Giclee on Canvas.
Image Dimensions: Canvas 16"w x 20h"
About the Art: If you think these are photographs, you better look again. They are scratchboard renderings by one very talented young woman. Cristina was born in Bucharest, Romania, 1988 and her family relocated to California when Cristina was just a year old.
At 21, she is as accomplished as an artist twice her age. Her perspective is fresh and is reflected in her approach to the classic scratchboard medium, balanced by a maturity that both she and her work carry. It is a trait, we have found, that is common to the artists Greenwich ends up publishing for decades.
She enjoys painting a wide variety of wildlife subjects, however wild canids, especially wolves, hold a special place in her heart.
“Desperation carries a message that, as a lover of wildlife and nature, I wish I did not need to voice. This piece was created as a direct response to the ongoing hatred and persecution that plagues these beautiful canids. Is this wolf crying out in defiance? Anger? Anguish? That is for the viewer to decide.”