Sharon Spiak's historical romance paintings celebrate love, capturing the sensuality, beauty, and imagination of romance. This artistically superior collection is extraordinary in its rich tones, intricate detail, and mood-altering ambiance. These culturally iconic images are woven into the fabric of our American heritage, and collective consciousness. Such exceptionally vibrant paintings not only symbolize historical romance, but personify the very ideal. Fabio, the iconic romance model, is one subject of these hot and steamy illustrations. Ms. Spiak’s fine art was mass marketedas book covers for authors such as Heather Graham, Virginia Henley, Kat Martin, and Bertrice Small. Her mentor, Pino Daeni, was a huge inspiration when she was his apprentice, and Ms. Spiak also created a commissioned mural for Scarlett Johansson. Photoshop has replaced the need for original painted covers, rendering romance paintings a dying art. Ms. Spiak’s meticulously preserved oil paintings on linen come with extraordinary provenance, including photo-shoots, sketches, and bills of sale to publishers, for many projects. Her work represents every stage of production for illustration, since she often created costumes, and styled photo shoots. Ms. Spiak has been a vital force in the romance novel community. Whether attending conventions, or promoting the genre on cruise ships with fans, writers, and models, Sharon’s fantastic personality shines. Today she continues to create and influence, through costuming and styling photo shoots. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own an integral representation of pop culture, created by an influential artist. Historical romance illustration has become particularly precious in the digital age, because it is rare and limited. Iconic period pieces such as these will never be created again, assuring their increasing value. What a lovely gift, a symbol of perpetual, enduring, vibrant love.