Nancy Anderson

big faces (people & dogs)


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Hydrocodone
oil on canvas
30" x 30"


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Bed Head (detail)
oil on canvas
22\" x 28\"


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The Mothership Returns for Tootsie
oil on canvas
20\" x 24\"

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Artists' Statement:
I love the city and thought that capturing its grittiness or buzz would be my thing… but instead I’ve been painting these portraits. As a kid, I drew the faces I saw around me, and started painting with oils at age 12… but I had somehow managed to stray from it. Now, as a local dog walker photographing the faces of those who surround me during the day, the images that emerged were begging to be put on canvas. I see the expressiveness in their eyes and it has brought me back to the task of trying to convey that expression. In the process, I find that something unique to each comes through, and it’s the magic of that slow, unraveling revelation that has me transfixed in this endeavor of painting faces. There is no other motive, really. No hidden meanings, no socio-political agendas, no bold statements. Just dogs being dogs and people being people.


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