Quarantine Blues (Original Oil on Canvas) Todd White Art From Globally Acclaimed Painter Available at Marcus Ashley Art Gallery in South Lake Tahoe
“I identify with art that shows me a view through the artist’s mind – a truth, a splinter of originality (hard to do).” – Todd White
In the wake of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, people were locked in their homes, establishments shut down, and borders imposed restrictions. This inspired a movement among international artists to use their work to brighten the somber global mood. Todd White is one such artist who met the challenge head-on and his latest figurative expressionist paintings define the period. His fans will be delighted to find these pieces at Marcus Ashley Gallery, both in their showroom and their online exhibition.
Despite the unusual theme, Quarantine Blues remains characteristic of Todd White art. Featuring an expressive female, his trademark subject, her body language reveals the trepidation some people experience when facing an uncertain future. It is evident in her anxious eyes, the unsure angle of her head, and the uneasiness of her barely visible fingers. The dark background symbolizes hopelessness, perhaps even boredom. And yet, bright tints on the floor signal anticipation of better days perhaps? As they say, one can only hope! White achieves all these with masterful fluidity in his brushwork. When all the gloom is over, this portrait will endure as a poignant page in the annals of history.