Keeping it real

Keeping it real


This large Original oil painting was painted in 2017 and selected to show in the 2018 Utah Women Artist Exhibition.

Initially I had created this painting with a clear intent to just create interesting shapes and a clear design that carried the viewer through the painting to the focal point. I often find myself asking “What does this painting mean to me?” and It isn’t always clear at first. I wanted to invoke an emotion within the viewer. Mannequins are created in are image an ideal to become or look like. In many ways it makes me think of Pinocchio and how much he just wanted to be a real boy. Are we real? or do we have more in common with Pinocchio?


48in x 48in

Two inch natural wood gallery wrap.

Painted with high quality oil paints on a custom made wood panel. I have my wood panels custom built locally here in Salt Lake City.  Every painting is coated with a protective gloss varnish. Every painting comes ready to hang. 

I start out with a small thumbnail compositional sketch first, then I transfer the drawing onto the painting surface. I only use solvent free materials and the highest quality of oil paints. A protective varnish is applied to seal the painting after all layers of paint has dried.

Each painting is packaged in a protective bubble wrap or foam core and cardboard. The painting will be packaged and shipped 7-10 days from ordering. Shipping costs are included in the total price.

Gift wrapping:
A personal card or note can be attached to the back of the painting. Please leave the message you want in the comments when ordering.


All major credit cards accepted. Payment plan options not available at this time. 


If for any reason you would like to return the painting, you will pay return shipping and packaging cost and must be returned within 3 business days from delivery date. If painting has been damaged in anyway during the return process you will not receive a full refund. 

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