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December 23, 2011

SoCal artist Eric R. Doolin takes third at Florence Biennale

Eric R. Doolin has won 3rd place for his gorgeous oil painting at the Biennale Internazionale d'arte contemporanea. Congratulations on his accomplishment for this category after his first appearance at the show.

Doolin's large-scale paintings of upclose organic forms take the viewer on a cosmic tour of the inner workings of orchids or the infinite unfolding of succulent leaves. However, they are anything but your typical florals. These works approach beauty in a uniquely conscious and deliberate way. The work emphasizes the sensuality and mathematical design of nature. The use of translucent colors seems to shine from within, as if lit from behind like stained glass. 

The Southern California artist is compelled by a philosophical take on the relevance of nature in our visual and spiritual lives. Plant life and seashells are motifs of microcosms, which lend themselves generously to painting. The surfaces become bold landscapes of subtle and sexy curvature. Original art, giclees, and eco-friendly furniture designed by Eric R. Doolin are all available at:

The winning piece is shown below.