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AOL Artists Gets Patriotic with New 4th of July Canvases

Jul 3, 2012

Happy Fourth of July! In celebration of all things red, white, blue, stars and stripes, we have debuted three incredible canvases by two new AOL Artists: Allie Rex and Christine Berrie.

Christine premiered as an AOL Artist on Father's Day 2012 when she created the canvas "Catch." Christine's beautiful hand-rendered illustrations have been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Esquire, and Time Out. For July's exceptionally patriotic holiday, Christine illustrated two of her newest canvases, "Charlie" and "Block Party."

Allie is a Brooklyn-based artist whose incredible work has been exhibited internationally. When approached to create a piece for the Fourth of July, Allie jumped at the opportunity and created "Red, White, Blue." When asked to describe her work for AOL, Allie commented, "I was super excited when AOL asked me to create a piece in celebration of the Fourth of July. Inspired in part by the fireworks I saw in New Orleans for New Year's Eve, I started 'Red, White, Blue' by drawing a star pattern on Mylar plastic film. I painted the star bursts with Acrylic paint in various shades of red, white and blue. I then layered and arranged the star bursts to create an explosive composition. Being an AOL Artist has been a blast!"

We are thrilled to celebrate today with such fantastic new additions to AOL's canvas collection.

Want to make one of the new canvases your background on Click here for "Red, White, Blue," here for "Block Party," or here for "Charlie."