I am honored to be a part of the CATF Art for Life Art Auction, a biannual event. This year it is taking place at the Cols City Center downtown.
I have donated two paintings which I am posting here. I sure wish I could attend, maybe next time around I will be closer to the city and can make it. The first painting is a Head on paper and the second is a 12″ x 7″ painting on driftwood which i found on Ocean Beach in San Francisco last month.
Back when I was living in Columbus identity designer Jeffrey Burk approached me about designing my website. After I moved to NYC in 1997 I hired him to do the original craigcarlisle.com which was a blast to watch as it was built and launched. Jeffrey now lives in Seattle and continues his design business.
Jeffrey also is an art collector and commissioned me to paint two Big Head paintings. The one in NYC was painted in my studio on Stanton St. and the second was a dual head which was later painted in my studio in San Francisco. Please check them out, they are a must see for Big Head fans.
Last but not least, I recently did an interview with Burk. Check it out here. Carlisle Interview
Recently I got to visit the home of the owners of this very large painting I did back in the early 90’s. This particular painting is about 72″ tall, maybe even a little taller. It finally made it’s way into a loving home where Marc and Amy were willing to go to the expense of putting the required oversized frame around the painting.
I was introduced to Mr. Aschenbach back in the mid-90’s and he was quick to purchase several of my original Big Head paintings. Im glad to see he has held onto them. Nice view of downtown Columbus they have each morning. The painting in the top left “Big Smiling Head” was one of the first Big Heads I ever did. The other he is standing in front of was the painting which was selected to be on the poster for the 1st ‘First Night Columbus’ in 1996.