Techina show at Confluence Gallery, Twisp Washington. 2023
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Portrait for Elise Meitner: 48in x 48in oil, graphite, 23k gold leaf on panel, 6.30.2022BAi >owned Penelope Varn <
B1 | Pre-Techina , oil on wood, 32″x 40″
A little context for my work:
My paintings have always leaned towards portraits with abstract expression to depict the personality and character traits of the subject depicted. While I do use famous people as muses from time to time, the portraits always become “Allusions” to those people, thus the title, “Portrait for…” opposed to “Portrait of…”.
I have been drawing, printing and painting for over 30 years. In the mid-eighties I received a BFA in drawing and printmaking at the University of the Pacific, under Daniel Kasser. I then moved on to receive an MFA of Printing at Bradley University under the guidance of Master Printer Oscar Gillespie.