Saturday, December 8, 2007

Creature Comforts

Three Graces welcomes the warm woolen paintings of Tiffany Torre. Based in Vermont, Tiffany recently made the trip to Portsmouth (she exhibited paintings at the Button Factory Open Studios alongside friend and furniture maker George Beland.) I immediately fell in love with her paintings - genuine and innovative in form and content. Tiffany focuses on wild critters including birds, rabbits, foxes and also the landscape.

The paintings have a beautiful surface texture resulting from Tiffany's technique of painting with oil on wool (she has been working this way for over 10 years!). The front is primed however the natural weave of the wool is left exposed on all four sides creating a soft transition.