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
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!