Artist, Erin Fitzpatrick, has announced the exhibition of the latest installation of paintings from her ongoing portrait series. The exhibit will run from June 16th – July 31st at Tsunami in Annapolis.
Erin Fitzpatrick, MICA graduate and Baltimore-based portrait artist, will be exhibiting eleven paintings from her portrait series originally entitled, Baltimore Portrait. Started in mid 2008, this project now contains nearly 100 paintings and drawings of people who live in and around Baltimore city.
“I think of it as collecting as many people as I can, but it is really a documentation of the youth, 20-30 somethings, who make up this city in the opening decades of the millennium. Because the population is ever evolving and larger than I can paint in my lifetime, I stave off being overwhelmed by painting people related to the space where I am exhibiting.” Says Fitzpatrick.
Since her inaugural exhibit in August of 2008, Fitzpatrick has participated in many solo and group exhibitions, has been excepted into a forthcoming residency at Vermont Studio Center, and has added collectors in both Europe and the United States. She will be featured in Baltimore Magazine’s July issue and looks forward to meeting many new people through her ongoing series. Her cast of characters includes the likes of Blaqstarr, Lower Den’s Jana Hunter, Beach Houses’s Victoria Legrand, Celebration’s Katrina Ford and Dave Bergender, and even MTV’s The Hills’ Holly Montag.
Each 12”x12” portrait is painted in oil on a 1 5/8” birch panel box.