Last week, Becky was my headliner. This week, Margaret is the star. Margaret is another of our regular models. She met with a terrible mishap last Spring: While modeling for another group–in a standing pose, she fainted, and crashed from the model stand onto her jaw, breaking it in three places and damaging 11 teeth. Young people don’t buy health insurance, and Margaret was just past the age when she could have been included under her parents’ policy. But you’d never know from her cheerful attitude that the whole traumatic, painful and expensive mess was anything but an adventure. She even celebrates the scar under her chin. So let’s celebrate her this week, and her youthful exuberance that refuses to be bottled up.
The paintings, all painted in the past month, are shown in chronological order.
We were so happy to see her again, that we have cut her some slack with the talking. She’s a talker, and even a jaw wired shut could not completely shut her up, according to her dad (as reported by Margaret). That relatively silent period probably increases the happiness she feels now in being able to talk nonstop. Stop her we did, eventually, because you just can’t paint a face that is talking.
AlineLotter is currently exhibiting:
at the Hatfield Gallery in Manchester; at the Bartlett Inn in Bartlett; at the Red Jacket Inn in North Conway; at the Pantano Gallery in the Shapiro Library at Southern NH University; at the Derry Public Library; at the law offices at 41 Brook St in Manchester; and at her studio by appointment.