I do ascribe to the theme that people are more, much more, than they look. These two paintings aim at pulling out the inner core and daring exposure for all to witness. Both feel like an exhilarating moment, steeped in uncertainty. While the works defy labels, as figure paintings they’re not exterior likenesses, but rather, states of mind.
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Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7-11 pm
1333 H Street NW, Washington DC – three blocks from the White House
Cocktails, dinner, curated silent auction, dance party
Fancifully irreverent attire
The Washington Project of the Arts Auction Gala is coming up Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7-11 pm. Am thrilled to be one of the featured artists displaying a painting selected by WPA Board Member Rod Von Lipsey. Tickets for this special Washington, DC event can be purchased on the WPA website. In the interim, the link above features a Q and A with yours truly.
Check out Face To Face: Portraits By Leslie Nolan and Scott Hutchison on exhibit now through April 17, 2016 at the Invitational Gallery, The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda, MD 20852.
My portraits are not meant to be a technical likeness of a particular person, but to depict what is felt rather than what is seen. Because I spent another career keeping secrets in my work abroad, my current interest is to express in painting universal feelings which remain largely hidden in real life. Many of us cloak ourselves behind a veneer of success and confidence despite situations in our lives which wreak havoc with our emotions. In these artworks, we peek into the subjects’ inner worlds as economic, political and social realities swirl around them.