The story behind the painting " Angela' by artist Kathy Poitras
40×30 inches, acrylic and metallic ink.
By artist Kathy Poitras
I think it was my second acrylic piece ever, and i was delighting in the whole concept of it.
It was around 1998.
I was visiting my dad, Joe Mallin (he was an artist and a gambler and looked like Clark Gable. If ever I get time to do it, his life could easily fill a book and make an incredible Hollywood movie. The man was bigger than life!) I was visiting him frequently, dragging my in progress painting across town on the bus, to get his opinion on where it was at, in it’s various stages.
I had been noticed by artist Raymond Chow, and we were going to do something together. It was Raymond who suggested I try painting with acrylics. Previously my work was watercolor or embroidery.
My emotion was exhilaration while I painted her, and interestingly enough, Angela, (my daughter) who is just like that all time, popped into my painting. I looked at it after completing the piece, and said “hey! That’s Angela!!!” And everyone agreed it was.
Raymond was trying to help me get this made into giclee prints, but i was stubborn, and said no to his help. He offered to finance it for me. I wanted to pay for everything on my own steam.
In retrospect, I wish I had taken his very wise and kind offer to have made "Angela" into giclee prints. He knew she was fabulous!!
Regardless, that is part of the story, and i am trying to tell the stories behind the paintings here.
You may order a beautiful, signed made to order print that looks land feels like a watercolor painitng of Angela here: