In this world where we are bombarded by news of violence, anger and hatred, I choose to paint my model in poses of stillness, contemplation and thoughtfulness; perhaps connected to nature or a tranquil, private space where no ugliness can reach her.
I had been told by a gallery director that if I made angry art, my work would be more popular and I would sell more. I refuse to do that.
The loose brush strokes imply an impression of a moment of stillness caught in the painting.
I hope the viewer can identify with my intention of tranquility.
Using oil on a cradled wood panel, the work is sturdy and ready to hang. If the collector chooses, it can me framed, but it is not necessary.