‘Shelley’ by Johannah O’Donnell
Artist: Johannah O’Donnell
Medium: Acrylic on board
Dimensions: 7″ x 5″
Framing: Framed (frame size: 9″ x 7″)
Year of Creation: 2020
About the Artwork:
“The subject of this painting is one of my favorite actors, Shelley Duvall. A few years back, I did a portrait of her as Wendy from The Shining, and I knew I would paint her again someday. She has such an expressive and interesting face, a face communicates so much with just a look, a silent transmission. Aesthetically, I went with a 60s/70s kitsch art vibe – Bright primary colors, exaggerated lighting, emphasis on the eyes. As this piece is somewhat small, the colors and contrast really help draw the viewer in.” – Johannah O’Donnell
About the Artist:
Johannah O’Donnell, a Florida native, grew up in Sarasota, where she graduated from Ringling College of Art and Design with a degree in Fine Art. She is currently a full-time painter/art instructor and has exhibited work in numerous shows around the country, including a solo show at Bold Hype Gallery in NYC and a two-person show with Rebecca Rose (Sculpturings) at Gauntlet Gallery in San Fransisco. One of her paintings is on the cover of Lil Bub’s album, “Science & Magic”, and her work is also featured in “Lil Bub’s Lil Book” and “#Cats the Meowvie”.
Influenced by the American Pop Art movement, Spanish Surrealism, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Art, Johannah O’Donnell’s paintings use natural and figurative symbolism to comment on the ever-evolving human condition.