Sunday, January 9, 2011
Wanna Be World Famous
I was invited to enter a show featuring paintings of women only. On my pondering of the place of women in art, I thought of the Mona Lisa, the most recognized portrait of a woman worldwide. Then thought of all the famous artists' who have painted portraits of women, in the hopes to reach the same status. So far none have achieved Leonardo's stature. This piece has been sold to a museum in Denmark.
Picasso-Portrait of Dora Maar Seated
Van Gogh-Madame Ginoux
Cezanne-Young Italian Girl
Egon Schiele-Seated Woman with Bent Knee
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.