Painted in honor of Victoria ‘Rikki’ Siegel (11/25/96-6/6/15)

‘for Victoria’, watercolor 13 x 17 in., is a special painting I did in honor of Victoria Siegel, the daughter of Jackie and David Siegel, whom I had recently met just weeks before Victoria’s tragic death, June 6, 2015.  When I learned of Victoria’s ‘crossing over into the Light’ at the tender age of 18 and that she, like me, had been bullied, I felt in my heart an intense desire to do something special for this young girl and her grieving family.  Though I’d never met this beautiful soul, as soon I saw her photo with her long golden hair and beautiful brown eyes, the image of this little butterfly with the same colors instantly came to my mind. 

And, because butterflies represent freedom to me, I felt moved to paint this Spiritual little creature as a reflection of Victoria’s Spirit, which is free now…free to fly…free to be.

If you’re anything like Victoria…If you’re anything like me…We all just want to Be Loved.  We all just want to be Free…” ~Love, Bella

The photo below is the actual photo Bella referenced for the painting:  ‘Florida White Butterfly’ taken January, 2009 in Homosassa, Florida by Scott E. Hodlmair, Wildlife Nature Conservationist Photographer; hodlmair@att.net.

What is a Giclée?

Giclée (zhee-clay) n. AKA: Archival Pigment Print. 1. A method of fine art and photographic printmaking. 2. Most often associated with reproductions, a giclée is a print or multiple copy of an original work of art that was created by conventional means (painting, drawing, etc.) and then reproduced digitally via inkjet printing methods. In the case of digitally created artwork or photographs printed in this manner, each print can be considered an original, since nothing was copied to create the image. What distinguishes a giclée from other inkjet prints is that it must be printed using state-of-the-art equipment, pigmented inks and onto museum-quality, archival fine art paper or canvas.

Original Painting- Gift to David and Jackie Siegel

Giclées Available to Buy Now:

Cameo Edition              36″ x 42″      Limited to 1 Worldwide         $1,999


Provenance Edition   28″ x 32″       Limited to 20 Worldwide         $999


Platinum Edition        20″ x 24″       Limited to 100 Worldwide       $777 


Gold Edition                 16″ x 20″        Limited to 200 Worldwide      $555 


Silver Edition              12″ x 16″         Limited to 250 Worldwide       $333 


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