Figure painting, two ways

So much more than its art historical tradition might suggest, contemporary figurative painting is exciting, varied, and experimental. Consider, for example, Erin Armstrong's 'From the Mangroves,' and Vicki Smith's 'The Romance of Water.' Armstrong's long brush strokes pull paint into mysterious forms that verge on portraiture but elude identification. Smith, similarly, renders her subject anonymously but with a deep familiarity for place and experience. These paintings offer representation with distinct contemporary treatments of colour and style, making them beautiful additions to any collection.

Erin Armstrong artwork presented by Bau-Xi Gallery

Erin Armstrong, From the Mangroves, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 52 x 60 inches. Click to acquire.

 

Vicki Smith artwork presented by Bau-Xi Gallery

Vicki Smith, The Romance of Water, 2017, oil on canvas, 40 x 60 inches. Click to acquire.

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