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Portraits Made with Wine: Amelia Fais Harnas

by Nannette Eaton on August 6, 2012

“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit. Wine is art. It’s culture. It’s the essence of civilization and the art of living.” — Robert Mondavi

Amelia Fais Harnas, a Corning, New York, portrait artist has created mesmerizing paintings using the medium of red wine as the paint; in a collection she refers to as Wine Stains. Harnas layers the wine with wax resist, in a manner similar to batik, to create stunning portraits that convey depth and meaning that transcend traditional portraiture.

copyright Amelia Fais Harnas ©2012