I had the honor and pleasure of painting a portrait of The amazing Mary Louise Wilson for Lenny Letter! She's wonderful, so funny and talented. I recommend watching her documentary "She's the best thing in it" where she discusses her varied acting career and takes on the challenge of teaching acting to the next generation. I only wish it was longer! How she navigates the highs and lows of her career with great perspective and perseverance are inspiring to me as I too can suffer from the roller coaster of working in a creative field.
For her portrait I went with a wallpaper-esque background as a nod to grey gardens and depicted the house from grey gardens (which she won a tony for her role as Big Eddie- YouTube her 2007 acceptance speech! Ha!). Then there is her tony award followed by a nod to Full Gallop- a role she created when the parts had dried up, so she wrote one for herself! Read the great interview over at Lenny Letter.
-- Abigail Gray Swartz Fine Artist & Illustrator www.GrayDayStudio.com www.GrayDayShop.com