Pastel spoof of Frida Kahlo self portrait with skeletons

Old (Dead) Masters at ArtPrize Nine

Old (Dead) Masters at ArtPrize Nine

September 20-October 8, 2017

The Bitter End Coffeehouse

Seven pastel paintings from my series Old (Dead) Masters will be on display at the bitter end coffeehouse for ArtPrize Nine.

Skeleton in a red turban, homage to Jan Van Eyck's Man in a Red Turban

©2017 Marie Marfia “Skelly in a Red Turban” 16×12″ pastel on paper $1,600.

parody portrait of Vincent Van Gogh

©2017 Marie Marfia “Vincent Van Skelly” 10×8″ pastel on paper $1,200.

Pastel spoof of Frida Kahlo self portrait with skeletons

©2017 Marie Marfia “Frida Skelly with Monkeys” 18×12″ pastel on sanded paper $1,600.

parody painting of Da Vinci's Woman with an Ermine

©2017 Marie Marfia “The Skelly with a Ferret” 10×8″ pastel on paper $1,200.

parody painting of Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring

©2017 Marie Marfia “The Skelly with a Pearl Earring” 10×8″ pastel on paper $1,200.

pastel painting of a boat on the water based on Edward Hopper's Ground Swell

©2017 Marie Marfia “Ground Skell” 16×20″ pastel on gator board with pumice ground $1,800.

parody of Matisse's The Dance painting

©2017 Marie Marfia “The Skelly Dance” 20×30″ pastel on sanded paper $2,200.

the bitter end coffeehouse


5am-12am, 7 days a week

(616) 451-6061

752 West Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49504 USA 

Free parking in the city lot across the street!

Come say hello!

I’ll be at the the bitter end coffeehouse most days during ArtPrize Nine (except Friday, October 6, when I’ll be at another opening in Grand Haven). Come by and say howdy and bring all your friends!

ArtPrize is a fantastic event!

People come from all over the world to participate in ArtPrize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I love seeing all the fantastic exhibits, plus there are a ton of great restaurants and plenty of places to stay right downtown. Here’s a link to the Art Prize website so you can plan your visit. I hope to see you there!

Contact me

904-566-4473 or email me. I would love to hear what you think of ArtPrize Nine and my Old (Dead) Masters series!

That’s Bona Lisa behind me. She’s not in this exhibition but she’ll get her chance soon!

Please vote for me

You must be at ArtPrize to cast your first vote. After that you can vote from anywhere in the world! Go to the ArtPrize Nine website and use code #64853! And thank you for your support!