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.

The Workroom Sketch
The Workroom Sketch
  • 10 x 10 in
Bespoke
Bespoke
  • 8 x 8 in
Traditions
Traditions
  • 9 x 7 in
Dior Inspired Sketch
Dior Inspired Sketch
  • 9 x 6.5 in
Satin Slippers
Satin Slippers
  • 14 x 10 in
Scheherezade
Scheherezade
  • 20 x 20 in
Sleeping Beauty Sketch
Sleeping Beauty Sketch
  • 10 x 8 in
Snowflakes
Snowflakes
  • 23.5 x 17.5 in
Kimono Figure Study
Kimono Figure Study
  • 14 x 11 in
Razzle Dazzle
Razzle Dazzle
  • 34 x 28 in
Fencing Club 1
Fencing Club 1
  • 24 x 18 in
Bar Light
Bar Light
  • 10 x 8 in
Hand Woven
Hand Woven
  • 24 x 24 in
The Red Door
The Red Door
  • 16 x 16 in
The Ladies Dept
The Ladies Dept
  • 8 x 16 in
Vintage Summer
Vintage Summer
  • 10 x 9 in
The Line Up
The Line Up
  • 12 x 12 in
Special Day
Special Day
  • 12 x 12 in
The Atelier
The Atelier
  • 16 x 16 in
 Blue Party
Blue Party
  • 14 x 11 in
Black and Pink
Black and Pink
  • 20 x 20 in
Dancer Study
Dancer Study
  • 10 x 8 in
Maeve's Lunch
Maeve's Lunch
  • 20 x 20 in
Itty Bitty
Itty Bitty
  • 6 x 6 in
Dolly Dear
Dolly Dear
  • 10 x 8 in