"Joelle" by Brian McClear | Ink & Oil

Joelle — The Free Spirit: “I grew up in a highly religious, repressed upbringing, I had a passion for tattoos from a young age. My secret that I couldn’t share. Now I live my life for me and I make the most of it. I set myself free with tattoos and taking that step has opened up an entire new way of living for me.” — Joelle M.

Ink & Oil is a series of portraits in progress inspired by people and their art. Once relegated to sailors, combat veterans, and the counter culture, tattoos have become ubiquitous. Whether to commemorate a life event, to satisfy an impulse, to make a bold statement, or as a private talisman, … Read More

medium: oil on canvas
size: 30″x 40″
status: 🔴 SOLD, private collection


March 19 – May 13, 2021
Expanding Visions |Juried Exhibition — Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, CT

Aug 17 – Sep 19, 2020
Oil Painters of America | 29th Annual National Juried Exhibition, Fredericksburg, TX

Jul 14 – Jul 27
Selected Works | Solo Exhibition — Five Points Annex Gallery, CT

Feb 24 – Mar 12, 2020
Figuratively Speaking | National Juried Exhibition — Salmagundi Club, New York, NY

Dec 29 – Jan 28, 2020
Selected Works | Solo Exhibition — Tisanes, Hartford, CT

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