Saturday, 28 March 2020

Amazonia por la vida Exhibition



Please notice:
Due to the current situation of the coronavirus pandemic,
I published my exhibition online.










Introduction
Amazonia por la vida
Biography
Thanks
Copyright






Introduction



Welcome to my Exhibition!

"Amazonia por la vida" is an art project of mine as support for Amazonia. I had ended my project prematurely in 2019 because of the more and more spreading burning rainforest in the Amazon region.

In my works I try to express the beauty and fragility of Amazonia, its biodiversity, its rivers, rainforests, plants , blossoms, animals, indigenous peoples, the guardians of Amazonia,
along with the pollution and contamination of water and earth, acts of arson, violence, the continuing brutal destruction of nature and the habitat, and the living conditions of the indigenous peoples, animals and the rainforest.

During my research I had learned more and more of Amazonia and had included additional issues in my concept. But I had to shorten the concept of my project in the last years several times.
Amazonia is so complex so unique in its biodiversity, that I cannot paint all animals, plants, and cannot create paintings to everything what has become close and important to me. 
But I will continue to create paintings in support of Amazonia.

My works shall speak for all those who can not speak and for those who are not heard, for the present and for the future of the indigenous tribes and their children of Amazonia, for all life in this beautiful part of Mother Earth.

Protecting the Amazon is essential. Not just because of its biodiversity. The rainforest has the greatest impact on the global climate and thus on all life on earth. The indigenous peoples live in harmony with nature. They are the best guardians of the rainforest and water. I ask you to support them and to support, defend, protect them against all hostility and violent attacks. - however you are able to do so.
We all need the rainforest, the green lung of planet Earth. For our life and for the life of our future generations!

My target was and still is to present my project work in exhibitions, as support for Amazonia. It would be great to show the exhibitions at places where many people can see it, seven days a week, without paying an entrance fee.
But the coronovirus came in-between.

Now you can stay in dialogue with my works here as often as you want and whenever.

I wish you an enjoyable encounter with my work.

Pit Becker paintmyblues
Saturday, March 28, 2020







Amazonia por la vida



1 Agua es vida, var. 1
2014, Acrylic paint and the juice of the shells of walnuts, on paper, 35x27 cms


2 Cloud forest
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 60x40 cms



3 In the depth of the rainforest
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on canvas, 70x120 cms



4 Colibri
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper, 28x42 cms
Privately owned




5 Rainforest, Varzea
MonotypePainting/Collage on paper



6 Amazonia Rainforest
2012/2013, MonotypePainting on paper, 78x139 cms



7 Leafcutter ants
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms






8 Los rios son vida. Rivers are life
2017, MonotypePainting on canvas, 65x75 cms





9 Dolphins dancing
2014, MonotypePainting on paper, 30x60 cms



          
            10 On the Amazon River, var. 1 of 9
              2014/2017
             MonotypePainting/Collage
11 On the Amazon River, var. 2 of 9
2014/2017
MonotypePainting/Collage
   



12 What a beautiful day!
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 89x68 cms




13 Colibris
MonotypePainting/Collage on paper


14 Rivers, where the Amazon begins (1 of 5)
2015/2016, MonotypePainting/Collage
15 Rivers, where the Amazon begins (2 of 5)
2015/2016, MonotypePainting/Collage




16 Rivers, where the Amazon begins (5 of 5)
2015/2016, MonotypePainting/Collage



17 Rivers, where the Amazon begins (3 of 5)
2015/2016, MonotypePainting/Collage
18 Rivers, where the Amazon begins (4 of 5)
2015/2016, MonotypePainting/Collage




19 In the Amazon rainforest
2018, MonotypePainting on paper




20 Two guards
2014, MonotypePainting, juice of shells of walnuts/Collage on paper, 29x42 cms




21 On the Amazon River, var. 3 of 9
2014/2017
MonotypePainting/Collage




22 On the Amazon River, var. 6 of 9
2014/2017
MonotypePainting/Collage




23 On the Amazon River, var. 8 of 9
2014/2017
MonotypePainting/Collage




24 Arson
2014/2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 147x74 cms











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26 sketch in sketch-book
2018, felt pen, coloured pencil





27 created for online support



28 Water is life, variation
MonotypePainting on paper




29 Dolphins
2015, MonotypePainting on paper, three parts, each 60x30 cms



30 At the "Volta Grande" (big bend) of Rio Xingu
2013, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms



31 Red flowers at the Rio Xingu.
Flowers of resistance.
Flowers reminiscent of all those who lost their life for defending people and nature in Amazonia.
Flowers of love.

MonotypePainting on paper



32 Amazonia por la vida - Agua es vida. Water is life. Var. 7 (of 7)
18 june 2016, MonotypePainting en papel, 68x53 cms


33 Flor ave do paraíso e dois Uirapurus.
Bird of paradise flower and two Uirapurus.
2017/2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 70x100 cms



34 Rainforest
2017, MonotpePainting on paper, 70x100 cms
Privately owned




35 We do not want dams in the Xingu river!
We do not want dams in Amazonia!
2013, MonotypePainting on paper, 70x100 cms



36 Guardians of the Amazon
2014, Acrylic paint, pastel crayon, Graphite on paper



37 permanent threat
at the Rio Xingu




38 created for online support











39 countless animals live in Amazonia
2014, MonotypePainting, felt pen on paper



40 Toukans
2018, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms

41 Escape
2015, MonotypePainting/Collage, 29x42 cms



42 Dolphins
MonotypePainting on paper





43
2015/2016 MonotypePainting/Collage on paper





44 Snake
MonotypePainting/Collage





45 El jardin de Yolima
MonotypePainting/Collage on paper
Privately owned



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55 Anaconda e Toucan
2019 MonotypePainting on paper, 2 parts, each 42x84,5 cms   



56 burnt
2012, MonotypePainting on paper, 60x80 cms





57 Oil pollution in the Amazon
2013/2019, MonotypePainting on paper

















58 ¡Viva Yasuní!
2-9 y 13-14 noviembre de 2014, MonotypePainting en papel, 100x70 cms

Creado para el concurso "Despierta el Jaguar dormido" de YASunidos, Ecuador
en apoyo al Parque Nacional Yasuní en Ecuador
y parte de exposición grupo en Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador.

Created for the competition "Despierta el Jaguar dormido" by YASunidos, Ecuador
in support for the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador
and part of the group exhibition at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador.



59 OpalPath entre los ríos
(OpalPath between the Rivers)

2-12 y 16-17 de noviembre 2014,
MonotypePainting en papel, 100x140 cms

Creado para el concurso "Despierta el Jaguar dormido" de YASunidos, Ecuador
en apoyo al Parque Nacional Yasuní en Ecuador
y parte de exposición grupo en Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador.

Created for the competition "Despierta el Jaguar dormido" by YASunidos, Ecuador
in support for the Yasuní National Park in Ecuador
and part of the group exhibition at Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador.


60 Una floración en la selva tropical
'2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper
Privately owned




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63 Respect the indigenous tribes! Respect the "Uncontacted"!
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 48x72 cms



64 Threat, violence, murders of indigenous people
2014, MonotypePainting on paper, 50x70 cms



65 Heron
2016, MonotypePainting/Collage, 47x63 cms








66 Blossoms that can not be seen from the forest floor.
2017/2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on canvas, 55x105 cms



67 Siete Mariposas
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 86x54 cms on 100x70 cms



68 Rainforest blossoms
2019, MonotypePainting on paper
69 Rainforest blossoms
2019, MonotypePainting on paper
             




70 Rainforest blossoms
2019, MonotypePainting on paper





71 Rainforest blossoms
2019, MonotypePainting on paper




72 Rainforest blossoms
2019, MonotypePainting on paper




73 Amazonia, variation
2019, MonotypePainting, three parts





74 Rainforest blossoms
2019, MonotypePainting on paper




75 She was there!
2017, MonotypePainting on paper, 68x98 cms






76 Agua es vida. Water is life . Mni wiconi.
Giant Otter
2019, Watercolor paints, 30x29 cms





77 Rainforest life
2018, MonotypePainting on paper, three parts





78 Struggling for survive





79 Resistencia de la Colibris, Yasuní National Park
2018, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms



80 Amazonia por la vida - Agua es vida. Water is life. Var. 5 (of 7)
18 june 2016, MonotypePainting en papel, 68x53 cms


81 Flores de Amazonia
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper
Privately owned




82 created for online support











83 Again and again I worked in nature.
I was grateful that I could create works at this beautiful and peaceful place.


84 Amazonia
2014, MonotypePainting/Collage, 29x42 cms


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107 Herons unforgotten
13 april 2018, MonotypePainting, Acrylic paint/Collage











108 Encounter Colibri, Guardian of the Amazon and frogs.
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on canvas, 60x90 cms



109 sketch in sketch-book
2018, felt pen, coloured pencil
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117 On the Amazon River, var. 7 of 9
2014/2017
MonotypePainting/Collage
118 Lizard
MonotypePainting/Collage
  





119 Pai e filha a caminho dos avós. Father and daughter on their way to her grandparents.
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on wooden plate, 38x32 cms

Privately owned



120 Rainforest, Varzea, variation
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper




121 On the Amazon River, var. 9 of 9
2014/2017
MonotypePainting/Collage




122 One of the more than 10.000 rivers in Amazonia
2015, MonotypePainting/Collage, 33x47 cms


123 Dolphins
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper





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126 Toucan
MonotypePainting/Collage




127 Rainforest, draft
2019, Acrylic paint on paper



128 Friends
MonotypePainting on paper
Privately owned




129 Mariposa. Borboleta. Butterfly
2018, MonotypePainting on paper





130 Dois borboletas
2013, Collage, Acrylic paint, graphite, felt pen




131 Mariposa







132 Waiting for food
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper





133 Snakes meeting
2013, MonotypePainting on paper, 70x100 cms






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136 Red blossom
2013/2018, MonotypePainting, 70x100 cms
137 Disappearances
2012/2013, MonotypePainting, 70x100 cms
  




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140 Blossom
2017, MonotypePainting




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142 Iguana verde. Green iguana.
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms











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149 Tristeza
2013/2014, MonotypePainting on paper/Collage, 70x100 cms













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151 Respect the "Uncontacted" indigenous tribes!
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on canvas, 65x55 cms





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155 Mariposa
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage, 21x29 cms







156 A daughter of the Rio Amazonas, Var. 1 of 5
2012, MonotypePainting on paper, 43x69 cms




157 Something in common
2013, 2014, 2019 MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms






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159 A daughter of the Rio Amazonas, Var. 4 of 5
2012, MonotypePainting on paper, 43x69 cms




160 After pollination
2013, 2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms



161 Mourning
2019




162 A daughter of the Rio Amazonas, Variation 5 of 5
2012, MonotypePainting on paper, 43x69 cms










163 Parque Nacional del Manú
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage








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166 Families
2019 MonotypePainting on paper, 70x100 cms




167 Alegria y el dolor
Joy and pain
2016, MonotypePainting on paper, 29x68 cms




168 Once upon a time in Amazonia?
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 48x66 cms










169 Working outside
at the abbey Neuburg, close to the City of Heidelberg, germany
Variations of works and texts with Amazon river names



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171 Rio Amazonas, Variation bird view
MonotypePainting on canvas


172 sketch in sketch-book
2018, felt pen, coloured pencil




173 Manati
2013/2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 70x100 cms


174 Stingray
2018, MonotypePainting on paper


175 O jardim de corais da Amazônia
The coral garden of the Amazon
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 59x78 cms


176 Silence
2015, MonotypePainting/Collage




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178 Dolphin
MonotypePainting/Collage




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181 one more of the uncountable plants in the rainforest
2018




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183
MonotypePintura em papel,

inspirado em obras de cerâmica dos artesãos
da ilha Marajó
184
MonotypePainting on paper,
inspired by ceramic works by the artisans
from the island Marajó



185 Varzea Rainforest, variation



186 Linhas em amor
2013, MonotypePainting, 60x80 cms



187 Borboleta azul
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 100x70 cms
Privately owned



188 Jaguar
Privately owned





189 Amazônia e o poder do amor
Amazonia and the power of love
Privately owned



190 Baía de Guajará
2018, MonotypePainting and felt pen on paper

Privately owned




191 Dolphins
MonotypePainting/Collage




192 Watterfowl
2018, MonotypePainting on paper




193 In the rainforest, variation
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage




194 Colibri
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage




195 Chuva


196 Borboletas na chuva



197 Dois borboletas de agua



198 Borboletas apaixonadas



199 The night is near
Acrylic paint on paper

Privately owned




200 Prayer for Amazonia
2018, MonotypePainting on paper

Privately owned










201 Harpye
2012/2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 60x80 cms





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204 under water
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 60x80 cms




205 Colhereiro-americano. Espátula rosada. Roseate Spoonbill
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper





206 Blossoms
2014, Acrylic paint, graphite, coloured pencils


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209 still alive
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage





210 when the pollution increases
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage




211 Rainforest, variation
grateful for the gift of inspiration and painting!
2015/2016, MonotypePainting on paper, 48x60 cms




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215 Guardians of the Amazon
MonotypePainting on paper



















216 created for online support


217 in my Atelier



218 created for online support


219 created for online support



220 created for online support




221 created for online support



222 created for online support
In solidarity with the people at Standing Rock
who were struggling to protect the water
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226 Environmental crime
2016, MonotypePainting on paper




227 created for online support



228 created for online support











229 Get all up!
2014/2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 147x74 cms



230 If the destruction of the Amazonia rainforest does not stop, Rio will sink into the sea.
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 147x74 cms



231 Harpye
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on wooden plate, 36x32 cms




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233 Rainforest blossoms
2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on canvas, 20x30 cms




234 Far, far away from "Civilized" world2019, MonotypePainting on paper  




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236 Rivers in Amazonia
part 1 of 9, 2016, MonotypePainting/Collage



           
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246 Dolphin
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage




247 The end (of one of the places, where environmental crimes and
crimes against humanity were/are planned) and a new beginning.
2019, MonotypePainting on paper, 72x48 cms


248 Toucan
Collage





249 White birds



250 Rainforest
'2017, MonotypePainting/Collage on cardboard, 177x118 cms





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Thank you for your interest and for taking time.

May You stay healthy and safe!

Pit Becker paintmyblues





253 Amazonia mon amour
2018, MonotypePainting/Collage on paper, 17x23 cms





Biography Pit Becker paintmyblues


Visual Artist, painter.
Born 1953 in region Bergstraße, Germany.
Occupations: typesetter, design-layout, painter
Painting and graphic since 1975.
Solo and group exhibitions since 1983.
Regular artistic projects since 1990.
Workshops with children, young people, adults since 1994.
My artwork includes paintings, drawings, collages, 
graphics, on canvas, paper, wood.

Homepage: www.pitbeckerartwork.de



Single exhibitions (Selection):

Palmyra Publishing House, Heidelberg, 2010
Katholische Studentengemeinde Universität Mainz, 2003
Gallery club parterre, Löfflerhaus, Gotha, 2000
Schloß Kromsdorf, Kromsdorf/Thüringen, 2000
Technical University of Bingen/Rhine, 1998
City Library, Heidelberg, 1997
Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 1994
Dome St. Peter, Heppenheim/Bergstraße, 1993
Gallery Art Line, Clervaux/Luxemburg, 1993
Museum Heppenheim/Bergstraße, 1992, 1997




Group exhibitions (Selection):

'Despierta el Jaguar dormido'. 26 nov 2014 - jan 2015
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Quito, Ecuador, 
'Harassment'. Darb 1718 Contemporary Art & Culture 
Center, Cairo, Egypt, 2012
Galerie Treffpunkt Kunst, Angela Mahmoud, 
Heidelberg-Ziegelhausen, 2008, 2009
Jakobskirche, Weimar, 2002
Gallery Kleines Haus, Staatstheater Mainz, 1999
Gallery in the Cranach-Haus, Weimar, 1998
Gallery Kunsthaus Villa Benary, Erfurt, 1998
Gallery Thurn & Taxis, Michelstadt, 1997
Gallery Ego Art, Mannheim, 1997
Gallery Saper Vivere, Darmstadt, 1996
'Art in black', Museum Michelstadt, 1996
'Gutenberg 2000', Kunstverein Eisenturm, Mainz, 1995
Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, 1995, 1997
Beauner Platz/Stadttheater Bensheim, 1992



Common projects

' When Syria has spring? 
Claire A. Poinsignon, journaliste, France et Pit Becker,
peintre, Allemagne. 2014

' Poème et peintures pour la #Syrie '
Claire A. Poinsignon, journaliste, France et Pit Becker, 
peintre, Allemagne. 2012-2013



Public projects (LIVE)
At the Druckladen of the Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz:

' Is art luxury? '
Variations of the theme in Monotype techniques 
and public talk, 1998

' Poetry & Prose '
MonotypePainting and graphic art, inspired by the 
novel 'The Bone People' by Keri Hulme
and by ‘Leaves of Grass’ by Walt Whitman, 1994





254 Mon amour
2015/2016, MonotypePainting on paper



Thanks

First of all I want to thank two people for their generosity and appreciation. Birgitt and Klaus B., you made it possible for me to set up my studio. You gave me a home for many years and a place where I could work optimal - and the last seven years of this time on my Amazonia project. I am grateful for your gorgeous support! Thank you both so much!

Dear Günther, I am deeply grateful for all your great, wonderful support, for your appreciation and for your generosity! Thank you so much, that you had enabled me for decades, to buy my favorite colors and special papers to affordable prices. You always gave me the best advice with your professional knowledge. Without "your" colors I couldn't have painted most of my pictures like this! Especially with my Amazon project. "Your" colors gave me unexpected, diverse possibilities to express myself.
I had planned to show my "Amazonia por la vida" exhibition in Mannheim first. How I would like to have welcomed you and your wife Monika at the vernissage there! But it should not be, covid19 prevented it. And before I could publish my pictures online, I had to learn that you had passed away. You were always encouraging, you never gave up in your life. You were a wonderful human being. I thank you for all our encounters. Rest in peace!


My Thanks go to my dear friends, for your great appreciation of my work and for supporting my Amazonia-paintings online, since I published the first ones in 2012. Furthermore I like to thank you for your loyalty, for all our dialogues, for your words and opinions. It means very much to me. 
Muito obrigado Ana, Thank you so much Mike, Muito obrigado Angela, Thank you so much Sofia, Merci beaucoup Isabella, Thank you so much Bianca, Muchas gracias Yolima, Thank you so much Deeyah, Shukran jazeelin Lina, Shukran jazeelin Liliane, Shukran jazeelin Noha, Pilamaya Vivian, Merci beaucoup Madeleine, Merci beaucoup Claire, Shukran jazeelin Zeinobia, Tausend Dank Monja, Thank you so much Lainy, Shukran jazeelin Rasha, Muchas gracias Maria Louisa, Thank you so much Jeannie, Shukran jazeelin Yara, Shukran jazeelin Nadia, Muito obrigado Mariana!

Shukran jazeelin my dear Lina! Despite your disease you took time, even from hospital, to speak to me. Your words encouraged me always. You lived it: never to give up!!! I am deeply grateful for your appreciation of my Amazonia project and my artwork. You passed away so early, but you live on in our memory and in our heart! Rest in peace!

Thank you so much dear Terry, Nikolia, Lainy, Corinne, Monja, Rasha, Harald, Mona and Rita, for always being interested in my project work, for your appreciation, for your opinions, suggestions, informations, for all your manifolded great support!

Merci beaucoup cher Isabella, for your appreciation and your support of my Amazonia project, for your words of encouragement and for inspiring my work!

Thank you so much my dear Bianca, for your appreciation of my paintings. Your opinions and supporting words mean much to me. You gave me encouragement and hope also in difficult times. You inspired my paintings in different ways! Thank you so much!

Muchas gracias mi querida Yolima for your beautiful and inspiring photographs from your blooming garden and from Venezuela, for your great interest in my paintings, for your loyalty, for your permanent great support and for your great appreciation, for inspiring my work!

Obrigado muito my wonderful and beloved Ana! You are always interested in my artwork and in my project work, you supported me with research, provided me with photos and informations about Amazonia, You told me about your childhood at the Rio Amazonas, about the mangueiras and the Baia de Guajará and so much more ... I am deeply grateful to you for keeping me inspired, for your encouragement, for all your great support and for let me smile even in hard times, for all our dialogues, for your loyalty and for loving my paintings!


Without you all, my dear friends, my project would not be what it has become!
I am deeply grateful to you all.
I bow to you all, thank you so much everyone!


Much Love to you all! Stay healthy and safe!!

Pit





255 Dedicado a Ana
No rio Amazonas
On the Amazon River
Domingo, 15 de março de 2020
modelando argila, modeling clay





256 In my old beloved atelier
where I created most of my Amazonia paintings except
those whom I created outside in nature.






Copyright

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Copyright © 2020 by Pit Becker paintmyblues,
PIT BECKER ARTwork. All Rights Reserved.