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Lolita is part of a series that focuses on the female figure reading. The title of the painting comes from the book the figure is reading. The left side of the painting has a large block of bright color which streaks the eye towards the top.
Lolita is part of a series of depicting the female figure reading. I use subdued colors and loose brush strokes, as in most of my paintings, in order to create the mood and feel of an urban setting. Art buyers may see a symbolic reference to prominent 20th century American painters like George Bellows, John Sloan, Isabell Bishop, and Edward Hopper.
12 x 16 original Urban Realism oil painting on linen by Darren Thompson.
AWARDS and SHOWS
100 Curators Collection Saatchi Online 2012
Oil Painters of America National Juried Exhibition 2010
Chicago Artist Coalition Group Show 2008
Society of Illustrators 2001, 2002
Laguna Beach Echoes and Visions 2002
Louisville Art Association 2002
American Visions 2002
Hoosier Salon 2002
ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Southwest Art Magazine Artist to Watch 2005
Art of the West 2002
Best of American Oil Painters, Volume 2, 2009
Top Emerging Artist Art Business News 2014
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oil on canvas