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2 Dimensional Art

Memories in Motion

I am an artist, a storyteller, and enjoy capturing a moment through 2 dimensional mediums. Memories in Motion series is inspired by my collection of photographs that were taken on the road and recreated through acrylic paint. Using these materials help create the narrative of a fleeting moment. The process encourages the artist and viewer to appreciate the subjects that are taken for granted like sitting in traffic or in a passing storm. Finding beauty in the up-close abstract reflections and light witnessed in the car creates a mystery for those who are unaware of the bigger picture. The images of raindrops resting on the rearview mirror focuses on each detail which creates a new microscopic world for the viewer. As a longtime commuter, I will always look for passing sunsets and rain drops to make the road trip more memorable.

Toni Paolillo, Between Us, 20x20x1, $800
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Between Us
20''x20''

acry
lic on canvas 
2023

 

Sunrise on Route 80
36''x24''

acrylic on canvas 
2023

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Are We There Yet?
12'' x 24''
acrylic on canvas
2023


 

Broken Road
20" x 20"
acrylic on canvas
2023

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Rearview Mirror Rain
36"x36"
acrylic on canvas
2023

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Passenger Seat Views
9"x12"
acrylic on canvas
2023

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Late Night Drive
18"x24"
acrylic on canvas
2023

Throggs Neck Puddles
24"x30"
acrylic on canvas
2023

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Red Light, Green Light, 1, 2, 3
20"x20"
acrylic on canvas
2023

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Sunset on the Hudson
24"x36"
acrylic on canvas
2023

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Neverland, Massachusetts
18"x 24"
acrylic on canvas
2023
 

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Past, Present, and Future
30"x 40"
acrylic on canvas
2024

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Snow Day II
4"x6"

acrylic on canvas
2024

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Snow Day I
5"x7"
acrylic on canvas
2024

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Gaslighting

18" x 24"

acrylic on canvas

2024

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3 DIMENSIONAL ART

MURALS

Large Scale Commissioned Pieces

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PAINTINGS OF SPEECH

2009

This series is based on conversations. Communication is key to connecting with others. These small goache paintings reflect the moments captured through a conversation with different people. Details in the face create a story but the cropped compositions keep them anonymous.

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Anonymous
Hands

2021

This series is a collection of acrylic painted hands on canvas. These are all representations of females who empower me and give me the strength to be a better woman. Each anonymous hand has made me a better mother, granddaughter, and friend. These hands are portraits of their beauty and strength. Each individual remains anonymous so they are relatable to the viewer. All 5 paintings are now sold.

BFA Thesis

 

Understanding the dynamics of a family is important to me. In my paintings, I tend to focus on relationships and memories that I have experienced or wished for. Some compositions are about the moments in life that sculpt a person, others concentrate on the memories that linger after the experience. I have collected aged photographs of family events. The photographs inspire me to recreate the environment merging their past with my present. These moments that have been lost or abandoned from a family can be captured in a new medium. By forming the anonymous figures with paint, I allow the viewer to relate to the characters and find their own.

 

Images created through 2008-2012.

Quilted Love
Picnic
Bipolar II
Grandma's party II
Passport Baby
Flag of the Free
Nuclear
Family Flag
Bipolar
BOY GIRL BOY GIRL
Broken Uncle
Scrapbook
A walk in the Park
Beachday
Mother and Daughter
Time Out
Family Dreams
Snowday
Father & Daughter
Grandma's Birthday Party
Jnell's Past
Disconnection
Memories for Christine
Boy and Girl
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