This acrylic painting was inspired when my good friend Rain posted an amazing photograph of herself wearing this awesome headdress. It was immediately clear to me that I wanted to represent this image as a painting. I asked her for permission and a high resolution copy of the photograph which she then granted and supplied. I thanked her and got to work. A great amount of work it was and well worth it. In the vast scope of all the photographs that I see there are a rare few that meet all of my criteria for a photoreal representation painting and this one does.
Rain is an incredibly talented artist. Not only does she produce amazing paintings and tattoos but she also makes beautiful headdresses, such as the one she is wearing in this image. I found the variety in it's detail to be extraordinary in itself and the way she embodies it is remarkable. Ultimately, I find myself drawn in to the perfection and placement of her facepaint design and the way it compliments her visible eye and the way it draws me in. The skintone is treated as that of a living porcelain doll, representitive of the ethereal perfection and beauty of this artist and her artwork.
A place where all forms of art can be displayed and viewed by everyone
Biagio's Tattoo Gallery's mission is to open the world to the creative side of the human mind. All of the art on the walls display creativity through experimentation, skill and intellect. The showcased artists will always have these attributes.
Hours of Operation
Rotating schedule of 5 days open, 3 days closed. 1pm - 9pm
Location / Contact Info
3138 State Route 10 West, Suite 1
Denville, NJ 07834
Schedule of Artists
- Biagio - July 20th - 24th + 28th, 29th + 31st 1pm - 9pm (Rotating 4 Days On - 4 Days Off)
- Leilani - By Appointment Only
Rob Talo - July 20th - 24th + 28th - Aug. 1st 1pm - 9pm (Rotating 5 Days On - 3 Days Off)
Art Scholarship Fund
Here at Biagio's Tattoo Gallery we believe in the benefits of an artists education. We understand the value of knowledge & creative expansion and how it can benefit individual lives as well as entire communities. Because of such, we offer the Leilagio Art Scholarship to a prospective art student at William Paterson University. Funds are gathered from painting auctions, donations and tattooing during exhibit opening days. If you are interested in donating to our scholarship, please email us.