Portraits, Patterns, Plants :: New Paintings
Portraits Patterns Plants: New Paintings by Erin Fitzpatrick, a collection of 18 - 48 inch oil paintings, depict models placed in interior spaces, layered with clashing patterns, textiles, and plants. Taking inspiration from interior design, fashion magazines, and textiles from around the world as well as her own collection, Fitzpatrick creates a scene rich with pattern in its wallpaper, upholstery, and rugs. Establishing a focal point amidst the layers of line shape and color, each carefully selected model is dressed in a wardrobe that is planned and curated specifically for each setting. A great departure from her earlier paintings, portraits in found settings, or devoid of background entirely, Portraits Patterns Plants... represents a visual culmination of Fitzpatrick's personal aesthetic, as well as her artistic pursuits in fiber arts and textile design.
Erin Fitzpatrick, Baltimore native and graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, began her current series of portraits in mid 2008. This body of work now contains hundreds paintings and drawings of notable artists, musicians, business people, Fitzpatrick’s peers, and commissioned subjects. Exhibiting extensively in solo and group shows, she has gained collectors throughout the United States, Europe and Asia.