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Next weekend I will be chalking in Venice, Florida at the Sarasota Chalk Festival (Nov. 14-17, 2014).  The theme for the event is Endangered and Extinct Species, which was a challenge for me.  I usually do people, and wasn't sure what animal or plant I could do at this event to stay with the theme.  One of my favorite artists is James Gurney, author of the Dinotopia books, so I started looking through his books and choose a few pictures that I thought would work.  I love his style of watercolor, very similar to Norman Rockwell in that it's is highly realistic.  But Gurney's work deals with animals and scenes that are imaginary, or partially imaginary.  I wasn't sure if I could get permission, but thought I would give it a try.  I've usually had success when I contact a living artist to request permission to recreate their work in chalk on the pavement, although there have been a few that I either couldn't contact, or said flat out "no way". 

But James said YES!  I was so excited!  I will be doing one of his works from "Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara" called "Irish Elk".  The original watercolor is only about 12" x 12", and my art will be 12' x 12' - much larger.  It will take me 2-3 days of work to complete the art at the festival.  I will post pictures on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, in addition to Deviantart and my website.

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Jennifer Chaparro
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Special event street painter/chalk artist available for hire. I can create custom large scale art in both pastel chalk and acrylic on the street or on the walls for your event. Work can be temporary or permanent. Commissions accepted. Please call for specific quotes on projects.
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Next weekend I will be chalking in Venice, Florida at the Sarasota Chalk Festival (Nov. 14-17, 2014).  The theme for the event is Endangered and Extinct Species, which was a challenge for me.  I usually do people, and wasn't sure what animal or plant I could do at this event to stay with the theme.  One of my favorite artists is James Gurney, author of the Dinotopia books, so I started looking through his books and choose a few pictures that I thought would work.  I love his style of watercolor, very similar to Norman Rockwell in that it's is highly realistic.  But Gurney's work deals with animals and scenes that are imaginary, or partially imaginary.  I wasn't sure if I could get permission, but thought I would give it a try.  I've usually had success when I contact a living artist to request permission to recreate their work in chalk on the pavement, although there have been a few that I either couldn't contact, or said flat out "no way". 

But James said YES!  I was so excited!  I will be doing one of his works from "Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara" called "Irish Elk".  The original watercolor is only about 12" x 12", and my art will be 12' x 12' - much larger.  It will take me 2-3 days of work to complete the art at the festival.  I will post pictures on my Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram, in addition to Deviantart and my website.

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Iza-nagi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow your street art is amazing!! You truly live upto your username alright xDDD
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AmazingStreetPaint Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!
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Iza-nagi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem xD
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charfade Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012   Artist
Been a fan of your work for years and didn't even know! each piece I admired the most to all the shows I've been to was connected to the same artist! Truly admiring and inspirational!

I have a question though, I'm still rather new to street painting and I'm having a hard time finding the large boxes of the bricks of chalk/ soft pastels. Was wondering if you had a link to someplace I could order from!

anywho! awesome work! Hope to see you at an event sometime soon!
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AmazingStreetPaint Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I buy the big sticks from Eternity Arts in Michigan. They are kind of expensive, but they are soft and a good for large areas of intense colors. www.EternityArts.com
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