Blue Aly Back was painted from life. I was trying to capture the light on Aly's back and shoulders. I used collage and paint to find what was essential in the figure. Then using the same blue as the ground, I painted out – erased – passages that did not add to the composition. 

- Geoffrey Stein

Blue Aly Back

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

28" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 0 oz.



Geoffrey Stein
New York, New York

Getting to Know Geoffrey

Contemporary portraitist Geoffrey Stein left his job as a New York litigator over 15 years ago to pursue his creative passions. After studying at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, Geoffrey returned to New York with a new career: that of an artist. Based in a bright Garment District studio, Geoffrey creates portraits mostly from life, or from reference images he clips from magazines or his own photographs. Collage and layering are major components of the work. Varying degrees of abstraction within Geoffrey’s oeuvre set a range of emotional tones. “For me, there has always been a tension between the verbal and the visual,” he says. “I paint because I do not have words for the things the paintings are about.”