"Women Painting Women," which started as a blog in 2009 by three North Carolina female artists portraying female subjects in the figurative tradition, is now an international Internet platform and exhibit purveyor.
Organized by Nick Ramos, the curator of the Georgetown Art Center, and spearheaded by Austin artist and WPW juried member Felice House, the exhibit "Women Painting Women: Texas" gathers 36 paintings from 14 female artists in Texas.
Says Ramos: "I wanted the portraits in this exhibit to reflect different personalities through the different styles of the participating artists."
"I love the strength of Karen Offutt’s brush strokes on her piece titled ‘Braids,’ the large scale of Felice House’s ‘Stasha Dean in Giant,’ the bright colors in Kathy Sosa’s paintings and Jennifer Balkan’s playfulness.
"Although they are beautiful works of art, I wanted to show a more realistic or a truer image of a woman. The exhibit allows for you to experience their vulnerability and their strengths. You are drawn in by the portraits and want to know their stories. These women will stay with you for a long time."