Abstract painter Melissa Ayr describes her very colorful art and demonstrates how to paint with air using a leaf blower. She also builds her own canvases. She discusses the role of the Juror in competitions she has judged and her experience as a gallery owner.
Melissa Ayr releases “Buttergirl” a contemporary 3D painting on a mannequin torso. Obsession with the perfect butt is embodied by the youthful structure used to sell the next hot product. Buttergirl originally comes out of a Sears display from a store that was closed down in 2011. Sears Roebuck and Co. has been a staple of the American dream and is fading, as is, the sticks of home sweet home. Consumerism has changed and the colorful faceless girl of America remains beautiful despite her flaws.
Buttergirl will be featured during the month of March and will be showcased at a Gala Champagne Reception on Thursday, MARCH 8, 2012. 6:00-8:00 pm in Chelsea. 511 West 25th Street #406, New York, NY 10001.
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“Chaos” Oil on Canvas 60″ x 48″ x 1½”
Melissa Ayr unleashes “Chaos” into the New Year of 2012. Pulled from the Ayr vault, this painting borrows from the embodiment of confusion and disorder that represents our current state of affairs. With passive betrayal and irrational exuberance behind us “Chaos” is a beacon of color that shows the future the path towards organization. This oil original was created out of the raw emotion and exacerbation of our political offering. Showcased for the first time this unique work from the Fire Rainbow Series scores the beginning of the Ayr signature style.
To learn more about the artist or this available painting please contact Ayr Art.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST DEBUTS WEARABLE ART NEW FASHION LUXURY LIFESTYLE BRAND
Melissa Ayr Launches ‘Wearable Art’ with One of a Kind Painted Designer Jeans
DALLAS, TEXAS, February 2011 – Melissa Ayr – Contemporary Art Abstract Painter – today announces her new brand, Ayr Wear™, which will design, market and sell various lifestyle products. The new fashion luxury lifestyle brand made its official debut in December 2010 at Art Basel Miami Beach. First to launch in the exclusive Ayr Wear line are the Wearable Art™ Painted Jeans collection. The clothing features colorful contemporary artwork directly on the fabric of premium designer jeans and jeggings, in a painting style for which Melissa Ayr is famous.
Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is an international contemporary abstract artist. Melissa Ayr was nationally recognized and was selected as one of ten artists represented at Art Basel Miami Beach by Ruinart Champagne, a brand of Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessey. Her art is on the cutting edge of color with bold flowing blends of light and dark. Her style is colorful, vibrant and full of texture. She incorporates high energy, fluidity, growth and life. Melissa Ayr is known for her rich vibrant color and the ability to create dimension on a flat canvas. Melissa paints through an expressive process she calls “Pure Creativity” and carries this creativity into her Ayr Wear™ clothing.
The initial line consists of a collection known as Elegant Creativity – luxury designer jeans embellished with one of a kind art work in Melissa’s own signature style. Ayr Wear™ uses a proprietary process to paint clothing that can endure everyday use. The Elegant Creativity collection will be available in several boutiques around Dallas in the next month.
Melissa also offer’s an exclusive service to provide one of a kind Ayr Art on your favorite pair of denim’s. This premium service will provides the ultimate fit, including your choice of colors, style, leg(s) and placement. Melissa has painted on several famous designer brands including Seven for All Mankind, True Religion, Lucky Jeans, Joe’s Jeans, Dylan George, Citizens of Humanity, Stitch’s Jeans, Calvin Klein and many others.
Ayr Wear™ will kick-start the business with various jeans collections and will soon expand into dresses, purses and shoes to serve as a full fashion luxury lifestyle brand.
The Ayr Wear™ line will be available at high-end retailers and online. Retailers interested in carrying the line can call 646.360.0297 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
For more information, art work, media inquiries and interviews please contact Harris Bevier at 646.360.0297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Melissa Ayr, born in New York, is a contemporary abstract painter. Ayr Wear™ is a fashion luxury lifestyle brand started in 2010 by Melissa Ayr. Ayr Wear™ painted clothing is a subsidiary of Art Art, Inc. http://www.ayrwear.com
Contemporary Abstract Artist Melissa Ayr joins the Advisory Board for International Child Art Foundation. Melissa Ayr joins with artist Chuck Close and Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, Founder, International Art Therapy Organization.
The International Child Art Foundation’s mission is to integrate the arts with science, sport and technology for the development of children’s innate creativity and intrinsic empathy – preconditions for a more just, prosperous and nonviolent world.
Kindly read about ICAF and join us. You can help alleviate suffering through Healing Arts Programs, end violence through Peace through Art Program, and grow imagination through the Arts Olympiad. Then come celebrate the next generation at the World Children’s Festival 2011.
Abstract Painter Melissa Ayr on “The Linnda Durre’ Show” May 3rd, 2010.
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- Melissa Ayr – Linnda Durre Radio Interview 2010-05-03 (MP3 / Podcast)
Linnda Durré is a radio and TV talk show host, journalist, author, writer, and business and
corporate consultant; an Internet, magazine and newspaper columnist; and an award winning filmmaker. She was admitted to WGA when she sold a TV series to Aaron Spelling, and she has written and hosted for the Disney Channel.
She has hosted and produced two TV shows (one national) and this is the third radio show she has hosted and produced. She has appeared on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Daytime, Good Morning America, The O’Reilly Factor (twice), and the local and/or national news programs on ABC, CBS, NBC, NPR, PBS, CW, and Fox.