Angela Bortone
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Angela Bortone
Abstract Figurative Realism | Painter & Muralist

Portrait Paintings

The Magic in the Mundane

Portrait of Alexandra Hemrick

Portrait of Alexandra Hemrick

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Live the Legacy II — at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Live the Legacy II — at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Portrait of Zoe Fenson’s cat, Behemoth aka Chaos Cat

The Invisible Bond between Siblings

The Invisible Bond between Siblings

Portion of Lo Que Hereda No Se Hurta painted solely by me from beginning to end.

Portion of Lo Que Hereda No Se Hurta painted solely by me from beginning to end.

Detail of Tony’s at Brentwood Mural

Detail of Tony’s at Brentwood Mural

Detail of Live the Legacy II — Portrait of Dr. King painted solely by me.

Detail of Live the Legacy II — Portrait of Dr. King painted solely by me.

 
Transcending of Two Irreconcilable Opposites

Transcending of Two Irreconcilable Opposites

Standing in a creek, taking it all apart and putting it back again

Standing in a creek, taking it all apart and putting it back again

 
The Anonymous Relationship With the World Around Us   This is a piece from my own studio art practice that measures 22” x 30” about capturing the feeling of overwhelm. Completed with India ink, graphite, colored pencils on paper in 2018.

The Anonymous Relationship With the World Around Us

This is a piece from my own studio art practice that measures 22” x 30” about capturing the feeling of overwhelm. Completed with India ink, graphite, colored pencils on paper in 2018.

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Inkling... of Something Which You Were Born Desiring   This is a piece from my own studio art practice that measures 22” x 30” and a self portrait. Completed with India ink, graphite, colored pencils on paper in 2018.

Inkling... of Something Which You Were Born Desiring

This is a piece from my own studio art practice that measures 22” x 30” and a self portrait. Completed with India ink, graphite, colored pencils on paper in 2018.

Mural Work

“Chasing History“ for the Marietta Museum of History

“Chasing History“ for the Marietta Museum of History

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Hope for Georgia Bus — Left side wide view

I led this project, and completed it with the other four artist members of Living Melody Collective for Liliana Bakhtiari to paint a 36 ft. school bus to mobilize the vote in Georgia. Designed as a voting inspiration machine, this mural was a complete automotive grade quality paint job executed through a combination of airbrush techniques and hand painting.

Hope for Georgia Bus — Right side wide view   In response to voter machine concerns, and voter suppression tactics, Living Melody Collective drew inspiration from the history of voting rights and trace the changes in the voting systems through history from paper ballot to our current electronic system.

Hope for Georgia Bus — Right side wide view

In response to voter machine concerns, and voter suppression tactics, Living Melody Collective drew inspiration from the history of voting rights and trace the changes in the voting systems through history from paper ballot to our current electronic system.

 
Hope for Georgia Bus — North GA Mountains Detail

Hope for Georgia Bus — North GA Mountains Detail

Hope for Georgia Bus — Voting side detail

Hope for Georgia Bus — Voting side detail

 
Hope for Georgia Bus — Voting side detail

Hope for Georgia Bus — Voting side detail

Hope for Georgia Bus — Tybee Island Detail

Hope for Georgia Bus — Tybee Island Detail

 

Lo Que Hereda No Se Hurta — A Mural that I assisted Jessica Caldas with.

Lo Que Hereda No Se Hurta mural was done during Forward Warrior 2018 and measures about 25 feet tall. Jessica Caldas is the lead artist, and Krista Jones and I assisted her in the creation of this piece. about the separations of families at detention centers. It features portraits of three artist-mothers including myself, Jessica and Angela Davis Johnson. They are on top of a wallpaper pattern that morphs into chain link fence.

For my role in the creation of this piece, I painted the lettering on the top half of piece, the hot pink and one of the mother-child pairs.

Portion of Lo Que Hereda No Se Hurta painted solely by me from beginning to end.

Portion of Lo Que Hereda No Se Hurta painted solely by me from beginning to end.

 
 
Live the Legacy II — at the Center for Civil and Human Rights   Live the Legacy II is a 8’ x 32’ mixed media mural created for the Center for Civil and Human rights. An equal collaboration between all the five members of Living Melody Collective artists (Angela Bortone, Jessica Caldas, Angela Davis Johnson, Danielle Deadwyler and Haylee Anne). The piece is heavily textured, sculptural and layered literally and thematically.  The piece explores King’s fluid focus in his later years of exploring housing affordablity, homeless and human rights. Live the Legacy II connects Atlanta’s history with Dr. King to the current housing affordability crisis and rampant gentrification as well as the displacement of homeless people from Peachtree Pines.

Live the Legacy II — at the Center for Civil and Human Rights

Live the Legacy II is a 8’ x 32’ mixed media mural created for the Center for Civil and Human rights. An equal collaboration between all the five members of Living Melody Collective artists (Angela Bortone, Jessica Caldas, Angela Davis Johnson, Danielle Deadwyler and Haylee Anne). The piece is heavily textured, sculptural and layered literally and thematically.

The piece explores King’s fluid focus in his later years of exploring housing affordablity, homeless and human rights. Live the Legacy II connects Atlanta’s history with Dr. King to the current housing affordability crisis and rampant gentrification as well as the displacement of homeless people from Peachtree Pines.

Detail of Live the Legacy II — Portrait of Dr. King painted solely by me.

Detail of Live the Legacy II — Portrait of Dr. King painted solely by me.

 
Tony’s at Brentwood Menu Board Mural   This mural was executed for a pizza and Italian restaurant located in Stockbridge, Georgia. It measures 4’ by 8’. All elements were hand painted from the logo, the vintage style handlettering to the portrait.

Tony’s at Brentwood Menu Board Mural

This mural was executed for a pizza and Italian restaurant located in Stockbridge, Georgia. It measures 4’ by 8’. All elements were hand painted from the logo, the vintage style handlettering to the portrait.

Detail of Tony’s at Brentwood Mural

Detail of Tony’s at Brentwood Mural

OCA utlity box proposal rendering   This concept was awarded a Utility Box commission for ELEVATE 2018, but the project did not make it the completed stage and I was not able to move forward with the City's utility box project My utility box design is centered around a portrait of Angela Davis Johnson.

OCA utlity box proposal rendering

This concept was awarded a Utility Box commission for ELEVATE 2018, but the project did not make it the completed stage and I was not able to move forward with the City's utility box project My utility box design is centered around a portrait of Angela Davis Johnson.