Acrylic on Canvas
34"H X 24"W
dear art afficianados
"It is art that makes life." Henry James


It is difficult to explain abstract art. It is so subjective. I didn't start out painting succulents, it just happened, and so, like Darwin, I discovered another species of succulents and so baptized them!

Artist IONE CITRIN of LOS ANGELES, CA has received a Special Recognition Merit Award for artwork in the "12th Annual All Media Juried Online International Art Exhibition" hosted by Upstream People Gallery. This international exhibition received approximately 300 entries from around the world and 61 artists were selected by the juror Laurence Bradshaw, Professor of Art at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, U. S. A.

Professor Bradshaw states this about this specially recognized work: "IONE CITRIN of Los Angeles, California is a popular artist in the L.A. area and enjoys wide success with her works on canvas. In this
show, her piece "Succulents" is very moving and uplifting with the clearly defined curvilinear patterning and the more amorphous and cool background."

The exhibition will be featured online during January 2010 at www.upstreampeoplegallery.com and continue for 12 months, closing December 31, 2010.

artist statement
I create art because I must.
It is a necessary extension of my life.
It identifies and substantiates my existence.
It is my profile and my legacy.
I want to intrigue and entertain.
I want to initiate wonder and questions.
I want to communicate my thoughts, dreams and desires.
Most of all, I want to be
. - Ione Citrin
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With care,
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