The Valentine Dress, oil on panel, 24" w x 32" h, framed. This painting will be up for sale when the exhibition is over, contact me to buy this significant piece! (Will be available late 2018).
This painting is part of the portrait competition exhibition "Outwin 2016". It has been exhibited at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery (NPG) 2016 portrait competition exhibition (March 12, 2016 through January 8, 2017). It is now travel to Three host museums across the country from February 2017 through August 2018 (Tacoma Art Museum, WA February 4, 2017 to May 14, 2017, Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, TX June 8, 2017 to September 10, 2017, and Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO October 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018.)
This painting portrays the contrast between the stereotype of a carefree sweet childhood with the reality of a life often filled with anxiety, confusion and loneliness. While the girl is wearing a cute sentimental valentines dress, her entire posture is self contained and rigid. She is standing in a typical kitchen but seems physically and emotionally detached from her environment.
oil on panel