Patricia Canney

Patricia Canney

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These paintings are available in my NE Minneapolis Arts District studio.
Please find more information and galleries who have more of my work at www.pacanney.com
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As a child, I played dress-up…with a trunk of old clothes, needle, thread, fabric and sewing machine or with paper and patterns, colors and scissors. It’s what I do still. It’s what I love.
I am intrigued by dresses, garments, shoes, objects of life as well as the spaces they inhabit.
Inspiration comes from my own memories. The rustle of vintage crinoline. The smell of steam iron on wool in the tailor shop where I visited my grandma. The small town café where I sat back in the kitchen corner while my parents cooked and baked. The whisper of tulle backstage at the ballet ….. unexpected slivers of time, place and the people who, even now, seem to wait there. My paintings invite the viewer to join me in entering that space where fantasy and memory converge. The garment paintings are figurative without the figure.

Recently, I have been lured by the showy blossoms of the season. They remind me of big splashy outfits like the dresses!

Enjoy.

Ebony Crown
Ebony Crown
  • 16 x 16 x 2 in
Ebony Sketch
Ebony Sketch
  • 6 x 6 in
Sunny Straw Hat
Sunny Straw Hat
  • 12 x 10 in
Window Light Sketch
Window Light Sketch
  • 10 x 8 in
Vision
Vision
  • 30 x 24 in
Costume Shop
Costume Shop
  • 36 x 36 x 2.5 in
In the Works
In the Works
  • 36 x 36 x 2.5 in
Character Study
Character Study
  • 36 x 36 x 2.5 in
Fabrication
Fabrication
  • 14 x 11 in
Costume Creation
Costume Creation
  • 14 x 11 in
Dressing
Dressing
  • 14 x 11 in
Wardrobe Abstraction
Wardrobe Abstraction
  • 14 x 11 in
Wardrobe sketch
Wardrobe sketch
Sold
  • 8 x 10 in
Tulips on a box 4 - Orange
Tulips on a box 4 - Orange
  • 8 x 8 in
Tulips on a box 3
Tulips on a box 3
  • 8 x 8 x 1.5 in
Tulips on a box 2
Tulips on a box 2
  • 8 x 8 x 1.5 in
Tulips on a Box 1
Tulips on a Box 1
  • 8 x 8 x 1.5 in
Rodin Walking Man
Rodin Walking Man
  • 8 x 7.25 in
French Flowers
French Flowers
  • 8 x 6 in
Musee des Arts  Decoratifs
Musee des Arts Decoratifs
  • 8 x 7.25 in
At the D'Orsay
At the D'Orsay
Sold
  • 8 x 7.5 in
Marble Figures
Marble Figures
  • 10 x 10 in
Magenta Dior Sketch
Magenta Dior Sketch
  • 8 x 6 in
Red Gown
Red Gown
  • 11 x 6 in
Through Light
Through Light
  • 30 x 30 x 2.5 in