Tanya Fletcher, Metal Leaf Figure Paintings

Tanya Fletcher, Metal Leaf Figure Paintings

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Metal Leaf Figure Paintings:

This current body of work consists of life sized figures rendered in oil w/ silver leaf backgrounds on Baltic birch. An even layer of oil color is applied & then selectively removed with a cloth. The revealed grain of the wood suggests skin and/or contours of the body endowing the forms with a 3-dimensional sculptural look. The artist’s theatrical use of size & composition imbues these paintings with emotional intensity & drama. This visceral aesthetic, however, still maintains an ambiguity, leaving the context up to the audience.

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BIOGRAPHY

Tanya Fletcher earned her BFA at the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. The artist is affiliated with the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit, ME & the Mast Cove Gallery in Kennebunkport, ME. She’s created commissioned works for the Thomas Moser Furniture Co. the Children’s Museum in Portsmouth, NH & Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Las Vegas, to name a few. Her work has been featured throughout New England in group or solo shows, examples include Aucocisco Gallery, Portland, ME, The Joan Whitney Payson Gallery, Portland, ME & The Center for ME Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME.

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