Constance Edwards Scopelitis

Narrative Paintings

Initially, I approach my canvases with a deliberate color palette. My imagery comes from a deep psychological place where subliminal narratives emerge through personal icons, mythology and storytelling. I deliberately juxtapose highly rendered figure work with expressionistic pop culture archetypes and abstract mark making. No preconceived compositions exist in the creation of these works. I keep sketchbooks and photo files of the human figure as references for future paintings. I consider my narrative figure paintings to be a free-fall experience as opposed to the exactitude required in portrait art.