Mike Daymon Gallery features original paintings and designs by Mike Daymon, as well as products displaying those paintings and designs. Original paintings that are available for sale can be purchased through the link provided with each painting description. Some paintings may already be sold, or listed as “not for sale” (NFS).
Products (including mugs, t-shirts, mouse pads, etc.) featuring the paintings, as well as graphic designs and illustrations, are available at Daymon Gallery Shop on Zazzle (Daymon Gallery Shop will open in new tab).
Fine Art Cat Mugs featuring the Gatti Liberi collection: A collection of paintings of real cats that have no homes. They live by their wits, and from the kindness of people in the neighborhood. The free cats live in sunshine and in snow storms, as both predator and prey, and are as healthy as they can keep themselves.
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Artist’s Statement: I’ve painted since I was a child. I don’t recall why I started painting, but my child’s mind concluded early on that I paint because I’m an artist—a simple idea that has remained with me. The act of painting is, for me, the whole point of painting.
My subject matter is eclectic; like many earlier artists, I don’t specialize. I’m just as likely to illustrate a scene from a novel, or honor a person I admire with a portrait, as I am to paint an eggplant or a shaving mug. The thread that connects these disparate works is that they are expressions of things and ideas that are in my thoughts and feelings at the moment, analogous to comments in a diary. Whatever the subject matter, I feel more connected to that object or idea through painting it. Once decided, the subject matter entices me with its unique reflections, shapes, hues, shadows and light, all of which I experience as abstractions that together form the whole. While my work is considered “realistic,” it’s often the abstract qualities that appeal to people.
I stopped painting and drawing more than a decade ago, when I developed a tremor. I have recently returned to painting. I work in acrylics now (rather than oil) so my pets are not exposed to harmful chemicals and fumes. Acrylic, which I first used in Vietnam in the early ’70s, offers great latitude. The challenge I face today is to paint in spite of the tremor—not a workaround, but a work differently.