Painted by Denis Halliwell
10 inches by 12 inches
Acrylic and gouache on stretched canvas

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Jade is Acrylic and gouache on stretched canvas, Portrait, original, unframed, 10×12″


“I know now that most people are so closely concerned with themselves that they are not aware of their own individuality…and it has helped me to say what I want to say…in paint.” (Georgia O’Keeffe) I don’t remember how I chose the model for this painting and why I made my choice. Two years later I knew I could do a better job with the face in particular. I’m pleased now with the editing I did. One viewer comment suggested that she saw a young Margaret Atwood in the face I created. Interesting!


Painting is in my blood. My grandfather and great aunt Hazel in Kitchener were amateur painters in both oil and water colours. My two brothers, Michael and David, are galleried artists in Ontario. I’m a retired book publisher and school teacher (learning and communications skills) since 2000.

I began dabbling with paints in 2017 while living in Philippines. Now I am doing serious work which I want to share with others. I live in British Columbia, Philippines and Maine.

I paint portraits, landscapes, and create collages. Spontaneous and by commission. My paintings have been included in shows at the Kariton Gallery/Abbotsford BC, Reach Gallery/Abbotsford, and private showings in Bacolod City, Philippines, Kennebunkport/Maine. My paintings are in private collections in Canada, USA, Italy, Brazil, and Philippines.

I find myself studying and using the styles of many artists. I’ve learned so much about painting by studying and working in a style made famous by Amedeo Modigliani (Italian 1880-1920).

As a beginning painter I find I need to try many styles until I discover what style works best for me. Also I am aware of the tastes in art of my friends and other people.

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Dimensions10 × 12 in


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