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    Colin

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    Added 2018-08-24 00:20:24
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    "Colin" is from an on-going series of narrative, figurative portraits entitled "Second Wind." My goal is to challenge stereotypical views of aging by focusing on the vitality and creativity of individuals who have found a new vocation; their active and passionate engagement with creative pursuits developed after the age of sixty-five.

    Colin, a retired police officer, is now an antiques dealer. The barn he built to house his collection is a work of art.

    This series aims to exemplify the grace and wisdom of those who possess a wealth of knowledge that can only be obtained through a lifetime of experience. And from a painting standpoint, I aspire to preserve the alchemy of light as it transforms the familiar to the extraordinary. 

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    Name of Artist: Irena Roman
    Width (inches): 21
    Height (inches): 21
    Media Watercolor
    Country United States
    Painting Genre: Representational: Figurative / Other
    Social Media Connect @: irenaroman

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    Well, one must read the description with this painting. The artist projects such an enthusiastic spirit and I am immediately caught up! This painting surely conveys the fantastical, a place inspired by dreams of other realms -- yet within this world, shrouded in the lore of history and days gone by.

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