People > People in Frames 2008-2014

oil painting, portrait, patterned. A man sits in an Eames chair, positioned against wall of bookshelves.
Tom in Eames Chair
oil with collage on canvas
36" x 36"

A portrait of my brother-in-law, in the house that he and my sister have renovated, surrounded by the books that they love. Tom is a great talker and storyteller. The drawn elements make a transition between the portrait space and the patterned ground and border. The slight surface texture is due to a collage layer of sewing pattern which acted as a ground for the painting.
"Agnes on Headstand Bench" is the companion piece to this.