This whimsical series of paintings exemplifies my desire to portray woman as the protagonist while utilizing elements of metaphor, icon, and allegory. The garden is the setting for its obvious symbolism and origins in both art history and poetry. Influenced by a wide range of artistic genres my main influences include the Flemish masters, the Mannerists, religious iconography, Pop Art, tattoos, and urban graffiti. Titles and poses borrowed from art history and children’s fairy-tales add a bit of cynicism and humor to subjects often revered.
Through a combination of techniques utilizing traditional oil, acrylic, spray paint, marker, I juxtapose flat graphic elements with the varying modeled textures of the hand painted surfaces. The physicality of the textural painted surfaces and the captured lines and brush strokes all hint at the personal relationship I have with this creative process.
Inquire through DM (Instagram/ mdaltonart) or LinkedIn in reference to any paintings available. I usually have 1 or 2 ongoing.