Miniature Masterpieces

I was inspired to create these tiny trading card-sized paintings (2.5″ x 3.5″) for the third annual “Carded” Miniature Masterpieces art exhibition at the Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida!

It is my pleasure to share my artwork online so you can enjoy it from the safety and comfort of your home. I can also personally make a fine art print, sticker, or magnet and send it to you for only $15! Thank you for your support!

The first artist trading card dates back to 1997 in Zurich and started as a collaborative cultural performance. The Artist Trading Card project builds on different traditions. Miniature art has been in existence for centuries tracing its heritage back to the illustrated manuscripts of scribes in the Far East and Europe prior to the 15th century.

The origin of the modern trading card is associated with cigarette cards first issued by the US-based Allen and Ginter tobacco company in 1875. They were the precursors of the sports cards and other trading cards. An important influence on the ATC concept were art movements of the 20th century which advocated a more popular art: Art not for museums or auctions but from and within everyday life.

In this respect, the ATC project has an affinity with the Fluxus movement and with Robert Filliou’s notions of a “fête permanente”, a “création permanente”, or an “eternal network”. The “art of participation” as an interactive process can be traced back to the 1950s, and it developed within different genres like performance art and happenings, action art, mail art, or later computer art.

Artist Ndola Pensy introduced the artist trading card idea to Southwest Florida in 2017 with great reception among artists of different mediums in the area.

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Racoon Miniature Masterpiece

Raccoon

These masked bandits are startlingly sensitive to touch. Compared with most mammals, raccoons have four to five times more sensory cells in their paws.

Peacock Miniature Masterpiece

Peacock

With a fairly large wingspan around 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) and it’s large feathers, the peacock is one of the largest flying birds on earth.

Flamingo Miniature Masterpiece

Flamingo

A flock of flamingos is called a stand or a flamboyance. It takes flamingos about three years to get their pink and red feathers.

Bobcat Miniature Masterpiece

Bobcat

Each night bobcats travel along a habitual route, from 3 to 11 km long. Like most cats, the bobcat is territorial and predominantly solitary.

Macaw Miniature Masterpiece

Macaw

In the wild, macaws often flock to mountains of clay known as "macaw licks." Macaws are able to reach speeds of up to 56 kph (35 mph).

Lion Miniature Masterpiece

Lion

An adult male’s roar can be heard up to 8km away. In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. They live up to 25 years in captivity.

Racoon Miniature Masterpiece

Raccoon

These masked bandits are startlingly sensitive to touch. Compared with most mammals, raccoons have four to five times more sensory cells in their paws.

Peacock Miniature Masterpiece

Peacock

With a fairly large wingspan around 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) and it’s large feathers, the peacock is one of the largest flying birds on earth.

Flamingo Miniature Masterpiece

Flamingo

A flock of flamingos is called a stand or a flamboyance. It takes flamingos about three years to get their pink and red feathers.

Bobcat Miniature Masterpiece

Bobcat

Each night bobcats travel along a habitual route, from 3 to 11 km long. Like most cats, the bobcat is territorial and predominantly solitary.

Macaw Miniature Masterpiece

Macaw

In the wild, macaws often flock to mountains of clay known as "macaw licks." Macaws are able to reach speeds of up to 56 kph (35 mph).

Lion Miniature Masterpiece

Lion

An adult male’s roar can be heard up to 8km away. In the wild, lions live for an average of 12 years and up to 16 years. They live up to 25 years in captivity.