The Three Sisters

These portraits, rich in symbolism and composed, offer an exploration of the distinct personalities and inner lives of the three step-sisters. The use of collage, light, and composition effectively conveys the complexities and unique qualities that define each subject.

The Angry Sister is a representation of defiance and inner turmoil. Set against a muted beige background, the artist uses this neutral palette to draw focus to the subject's intense expression and fragmented visage. The deliberate fragmentation of her face, where sections appear to shift and overlap, symbolizes her complex inner conflict and multifaceted personality. The rising cigarette smoke adds a layer of rebellion and introspection, evoking a sense of mystery. The composition’s sharp contrasts and bold elements invite the viewer to delve into the aura surrounding the subject, reflecting the profound psychological depth.

The Secret Sister explores themes of duality and concealed complexity with remarkable subtlety. The deep green background creates a rich contrast with the subject's fair complexion and platinum hair, drawing attention to the nuanced depiction of her face. The deliberate use of light and shadow on either side of her face accentuates her dual nature, embodying both revelation and concealment. The delicate match flame, casting a gentle glow, serves as a metaphor for the secrets she holds within. The intricate detailing of her blue dress, adorned with pearls, enhances the portrait’s elegance while subtly hinting at the sophistication and depth of her character. 

The Prolific Sister stands as a poignant testament to nurturing strength and compassionate care. Set against a soft, neutral backdrop, the subject’s warmth and strength are brought to the forefront. The collage technique here is particularly effective, as the artist assembles different fragments to depict the many roles the Prolific Sister embodies. Her nurturing embrace of the child symbolizes the profound bonds of care and protection. The blue headscarf and dotted blouse not only add visual interest but also convey a sense of calm and stability. 

The Secret Sister, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 40 - Available
The Angry Sister, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 40 - SOLD
The Prolific Sister, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 40 - SOLD