Kimberly McCarthy was executed by the state of Texas in June, 2013. I found her photo compelling and unsettling, and I desired to paint her portrait. I painted a cropped visage, to intensify her gaze and the viewer’s focus. I wrote to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for permission to paint her; I was given the green light, as this photo is considered public information. I would love to contact her family to see if they desire a copy of this painting, but I have not been successful. Winner of Honorable Mention in Abington Art Center Annual Juried Show, 2013.
Image size: 7 x 19 inches
Matted: yes (matted size 12 x 24 inches), in white
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