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    These images are eight of my "Face Paintings". A series that I have worked on, on and off, for around six years. The faces are "fictional" and to… Read More
    These images are eight of my "Face Paintings". A series that I have worked on, on and off, for around six years. The faces are "fictional" and totally imaginary. People see resemblances in them sometimes, to people they know or recognize, but that is co-incidental not intentional. After more than 30 years of doing portraits of people on commission, these are not intended to be actual verisimilitudes although I enjoy the fact that people see others in them whom they think they recognize. Read Less
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Kevin Geary's face paintings are both visually riveting and thought-provoking. It is difficult to avert your eyes from them, for they seem to follow you about a room. They appear monumental, and when several hang together, their effect is quite extraordinary. His use of bright and largely primary colors reminds one of the Fauves, or the German Expressionists. Undoubtedly, in an Irish sense, they also call to mind the famous head studies by Louis le Brocquy, of Beckett, Joyce, Shakespeare and Yeats.
Patrick Houlihan, PhD. (Former Director of the New York State Museum)
Here are three of my earlier "Face Paintings" on the wall of my home in Sedona, AZ
Here is a photo of me next to one of my face paintings at an exhibit in Phoenix, AZ
Face II           Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Face III              Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Irish Face I                  Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Face IV                 Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Face V            Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Face VI                Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
French Face VII              Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Face VIII              Acrylic on Canvas, 36 x 36" (91 x 91cms)
Here is a friend of mine, Linda (a fellow artist), beside two of the paintings at a "pop-up" gallery showing in Phoenix, AZ.
These images are eight of my "Face Paintings". A series that I have worked on, on and off, for around six years. The faces are "fictional" and totally imaginary. People see resemblances in them sometimes, to people they know or recognize, but that is co-incidental not intentional. After more than 30 years of doing portraits of people on commission, these are not intended to be actual verisimilitudes although I enjoy the fact that people see others in them whom they think they recognize.