This was the first of a half dozen large paintings done from life of Angela. She was wearing a kimono during her breaks, but it was such a beautiful color, I decided to paint her wearing it. In this painting, I was consciously only putting pieces of paint where they needed to be and nowhere else. I was not “filling in” the rest of the canvas or embellishing things I did not see. I left the history of the initial failed attempts as part of the final painting. 

- Geoffrey Stein

Orange Kimono

Acrylic painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

72" h x 60" w x 1.25" d
10 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.”