The fourteen year-old subject is surrounded by remnants of her childhood, and growing evidence of her emerging adult identity. She holds her pet dog, a stuffed animal to her right. The walls of her room are covered with magazine clippings of her favorite musicians. Her cell phone clipped to her belt.
The portrait is a deliberately formal rendering of an informal setting and moment, a fresh juxtaposition. Importantly, the painting captures a pivotal but fleeting moment in a young woman's life.
Tricia Toone, Artist
24" x 30" oil on canvas
Pam and Dean Holmes