In painting I examine the visual concept of “flat space” by moving objects back and forth on the canvas’s two-dimensional plane. Juxtaposing bold colors with graphic pattern and unique designs, my visual combinations excite my audience’s attention to the calm and earnest dogs that surround me in my everyday life.
Indebted to modern and contemporary painters such as Alex Katz and Fairfield Porter, my large-scale paintings allow me to reveal the uniqueness of my family, which are primarily portraits of my dogs and my wife in our home.
The calmness that it brings to me, and the happiness that they bring to me, I want to paint those ideas.
Jeanine Leclaire was born in Florida November 25th 1980. She now resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where she completed her certificate of fine arts in 2005 at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. She is currently a studio artist and assistant at the Rodger LaPelle Gallery