The Gift Giver

The Gift Giver

Artist

SAMUEL SHELTON

Category

FIGURATIVE

 

There are times when an artist finds a model to suit the subject matter of a painting and then at other times he sees someone he wants to paint and builds a theme around the model. This is what happened with Cassidy. When I first saw her I thought “wow, she would be a great model to paint from”. She is offering gifts to the viewer in the form of clay jars and flowers but our concern is not so much with the wares she is giving but with her. There are a look and presence about her that is captivating and the spectator, instead of appreciating the cups and flowers, finds that the real gift being offered is, in fact, the loveliness of the girl.

 

The Gift Giver

24 x 30 Oil on panel