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.

Form Follows Function
Form Follows Function
  • 14 x 11 in
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
  • 20 x 20 in
Little Stripes
Little Stripes
  • 8 x 8 in
Buttons and Bows
Buttons and Bows
  • 20 x 20 in
Love Birds
Love Birds
  • 12 x 12 in
Hat and Gloves
Hat and Gloves
  • 8 x 6 in
Chair Dance
Chair Dance
  • 8 x 8 in
Antique Lace Dress
Antique Lace Dress
  • 14 x 11 in
 Beach Babe
Beach Babe
  • 9 x 11.5 in
Summer Kids
Summer Kids
  • 8 x 6 in
Waiting
Waiting
  • 28 x 22 in
Cast of Characters Sketch
Cast of Characters Sketch
  • 9 x 9 in
Rich Colors, Turin Window
Rich Colors, Turin Window
  • 14 x 11 in
Shadow Light
Shadow Light
  • 10 x 8 in
Legion Club Sketch
Legion Club Sketch
  • 6 x 4 in