Small painting "After the Plague Party: Awning Leaves" measures 6" x 6" x .8" and is made with ink and watercolour ground on cradled wood panel. Painted in 2023 and first shown in Toronto Outdoor Art Fair 62, Booth A-13, July 7th to 9th, 2023 in Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario; July 2nd to 9th, 2023 Online Fair.
About the After the Plague Party Painting Series
The After the Plague Party series looks back to historical, monumental artwork to find a way forward after the COVID-19 pandemic. The first painting in the series was inspired by The Marriage Feast at Cana (1562–1563) by Paolo Veronese and other monumental art that were commissioned after historic and memorable plagues. To form a new composition, I loosely painted from both personal and historical sources. As I paint, I change the figures, add animals, my children’s toys, and imaginary creatures instead of Renaissance-clad people. The black ink brush marks are fluid and gestural.