I have posted this painting before and this will be the last time, but I thought I’d share my most recent news. “The Artist’s Wife” was one of 150 pieces juried into the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Society International 2020 Spring On-line Show. I was very excited!
This piece, a 32×24 oil, was my response to a painting of the same title by William Merit Chase, done in 1892. In that beautiful painting his wife was seated perpendicular to the viewer. Her face was turned away so she was quite anonymous. My painting, a self portrait, is full of symbolism. It is even more so now, as I have moved into the next chapter of my life!
The Artist’s Wife was also chosen to: grace the Classic Moments page of the July / August 2018 Fine Art Connoisseur magazine; Chosen as a Finalist in the 2018 Portrait Society of America’s “Members Only Competition” (in the Non-Commissioned Portrait Category), hung in the ’18 show Full Sun: American Women Artists Illuminate the Haggin at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, CA.
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