14" square, hand-painted ceramic platter created by artist Mickey Butler.
Mickey Paraskevas first created a plate for All Against Abuse back in 1998 and 2020 marks the ninth year he has given his talents to the event.
Well-known in the Hamptons for his Green Monkeys comics in Dan's Papers, Paraskevas has had a varied artistic career. He has illustrated and written 24 children's books with his mother Betty, with whom he also created and wrote the animated TV series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon. His large-scale beach paintings have sold all over the world and he has illustrated for most major magazines including Time, Rolling Stone, and New York Magazine.
Mickey Paraskevas has been an illustrator since graduating from The School of Visual Arts in 1984. He then went on to receive his MFA from SVA in 1986. He's worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few.
Mickey Paraskevas has also illustrated and written 24 children's books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two went on to create and write the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon. Two of their other books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. Betty passed away in 2010 and Mickey continues to work on animated projects for a variety of companies.
His large-scale beach paintings have sold all over the world through his gallery in the Hamptons.
Mickey Paraskevas works in acrylic, oil, watercolor or whatever the mood suits him at the moment. He also works digitally since the demands of the current illustration market requires quickness and the ability to change things at the last minute.
Mickey is always working on something. He is currently writing and drawing a weekly comic, The Green Monkeys for Dan's Papers. He is also writing and drawing Lili and Derek with his wife Maria.
Mickey Paraskevas likes to draw and doodle on his iPad having fought getting one for ages. He keeps a wide variety of sketchbooks about all the events he likes to go to.
Mickey and his wife live in Southampton, New York.
Donated By Mickey Paraskevas