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“After 5 years of painting portraits of Indigenous People, musicians, pets and icons my work is beginning to mature. I am now working more from my own models and photos and love the freedom it’s allowed me. Generally my compositions are of tightly cropped faces, often looking at the viewer, or exaggerated foreshortening but I believe it is the use of extraordinarily bold color that most distinguishes my work. Acrylic on gallery wrapped canvas is my chosen medium but recently I have been experimenting with mixed media as well. My hope is that my work will leave you feeling hopeful, inspired, happy and energized.”

Thea McKay McElvy


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