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"Company Christmas Party - Company Christmas tells the real story of what happens at Santa's Christmas party. *Santa like any good boss is completely tanked off of a Keg of Nog. *Mrs. Clause concerned with the safety of her hard working olives is collecting sleigh keys. *Rudolph can party no more so he is passed out with his drinking buddy. *Of course there is always one or two people who get a little to drunk to early. Our lady olive is passed out in the corner while a not so sober olive draws a funny face on her and who can forget the crazy drunk running around with a kick me sign on his back. *There are always those olives who like to hook up at the company party. The 3 olives in the corner are toasting to seal the deal. *The martini glass is decorated to the hilt with Christmas light, and what Christmas party would be complete with out a Peppermint Candy Martini to keep the party going till the wee hours or however long these olives can last. *Santa's naughty list is definitely growing after this party. Are you on Santa Naughty or Nice list? "
- Michael Godard
Mavrovich, Marko

Artist Biography:

Though he was born in 1960 in California, Marko Mavrovich's Croatian parents relocated the family back to their native country when he was 10 years old. The beauty of the sea and the coastline inspired Mavrovich to begin sketching along with the support of his father, a watercolor artist, who encouraged his artistic explorations. Despite his parents' encouragements, Mavrovich chose to enroll in a school for navigators rather than attend an art school. However, he never completely lost his passion for artwork.

It was later after moving back to the United States that Mavrovich was able to reconcile his two passions of art and the sea. He spent a few years as a commercial diver and explained, "Being underwater in absolute silence helped me clear my thinking. I finally realized I should be doing something better with my life." It was at that point he began to create the works that would soon be discovered by established galleries and provide him with invaluable exposure.

Mavrovich's artwork is clearly inspired by his exposure to the sea and the islands on which he was raised. Though a self-taught artist, Mavrovich admits he was greatly inspired by Winslow Homer and the California Impressionists. His preference in capturing what he describes as, "golden light" is to use acrylic paints as the base and oils as a top layer. Whether the changing seasons, a ride on the subway, or in his backyard under the sun, Mavrovich is always fascinated by the play of light.

Says Mavrovich, "I want the audience to experience from viewing, the same joy that I do when I paint and create the perfect moment. I really want them to feel that moment I captured on canvas. I am at my happiest when I have accomplished the perfection of making myself and the viewer happy."

Park West Gallery of Michigan founded in 1969 are America's largest art dealer, selling more individual artworks than any other art dealer in the United States. Since 1980, the company has occupied its own 63,000 sq ft art gallery and in 2002, Park West built a 181,000 sq ft distribution center and gallery in Miami Lakes, Florida. Park West Gallery conducts auctions across North America in fine hotels and maintains an active catalog and internet sales business. Park West Gallery is also the largest art dealer conducting auctions at sea and currently conducts auctions on more than 60 ships for the following cruise lines: Carnival Cruise Lines; Celebrity Cruises Inc.; Disney Cruise Line; Holland America Line; Radisson Seven Seas Cruises; Royal Caribbean International; Windstar Cruises.


Mavrovich, Marko Art For Sale:

Reflecting Your Beauty
30.5" x 39.5" (with border), 26.5" x 35" (image)
Serigraph on Deluxe Art Paper, Numbered and Hand Signed - $495.00
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Last Gondola
30.5 x 39.5
Serigraph on Deluxe Art Paper, Numbered and Hand Signed - $495.00
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La Terrasa
30.5" x 39.5" (with border), 26.5" x 35" (image)
Serigraph on Deluxe Art Paper, Numbered and Hand Signed - $495.00
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