She Wears Red Lipstick

Northwest Coast
Art Type
Original acrylic on white canvas
Original Painting
Size (in)
Canvas (H x W x D): 27 ½ x 35 ¼ x ¾ in
Size (cm)
Canvas (H x W x D): 70 x 90 x 2 cm
Not Framed
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She Wears Red Lipstick’ by Francis Dick – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

Condition:          No condition noted.

Description by Artist:     ‘She Wears Red Lipstick’ – “One day, I received an email from Andrea Walsh, now a Visual Anthropologist at the University of Victoria. I had not seen her since my retrospective exhibition at the Maltwood Gallery in 2000, for which she had written an essay on my work. We agreed to meet the following week: October 17, 2009. It was wonderful to reconnect.

I felt compelled to create a painting that represented Andrea. “She Wears Red Lipstick” was born – my first abstract painting. I was then inspired to create a second painting, “Haut Red”, and yet another, a triptych sold to Arctic Raven Gallery in Friday Harbour (brave soul!). “Witness” was next. I spent a year painting Andrea.  She continues to inspire me when I have a need to paint her, or what inspires her.”   – Francis Dick

Notes from DaVic Gallery:   Many paintings of women that I have seen the painter captures feminine beauty with admiration, and when I look at Francis paintings not only she captures the beauty of women with admiration but also with much love.  Andrea’s face forms in the upper right area with her nose, cheeks and luscious red lips.  Her hair curls behind into a full moon and a crescent moon above raven that sits on the left side.  Andrea’s neck line softly and delicately lines down to her bosom with her right breast forming yet another eye within an ovoid and her left shaping an F, D and A initials, Francis Dick and Andrea.