I love painting dual portraits; they are visual reminders of connection. These new portraits use the convention of playing cards to honor those in the arts across generations. New artists are always influenced to some degree by those who came before them. They add their own brand of genius, then pay it forward to the next generation. I'm influenced by so many artists who came before me, many with styles vastly different than mine.
Here are a few "love letters" to some real geniuses. Using the playing card design means these paintings can be hung 2 ways. All are 16" x 20," oil on aluminum.
Rhea Groepper Pettit
New works, new ideas.