"Snake Tamer's Ditty" 12" x 24" oil on linen by Amy Crehore 2007
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One of my larger Monkey Love paintings"Snake Tamer's Ditty"
will be headed to Seattle this week to the home of a collector of mine.
I will be sad to see it go.
This painting was shown earlier at Ad Hoc Gallery in Brooklyn, NY
and at The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art in NJ.
I painted my first monkey with a sailor hat in 2002.
That painting had a little girl in it.
It was printed in the award book "American Illustration".
In 2005 & 2006, I did a series of monkey love
paintings for Blab! art shows in L.A. (Copronason).They were
also shown at Applegate Gallery (Santa Monica)
and Roq La Rue(Seattle) and M Modern (Palm Springs) galleries.
Most of the monkey paintings sold quickly. Many right off my easel.
One became a framed print available through Pressure Printing.
I made others into giclees available on my website.
There were also some works
with monkeys in my solo show at Thinkspace Gallery in L.A. (2009)-
including some antique ukuleles.