I was working with Alison on a large oil painting that was getting bogged down, when I decided I needed a change of pace. I wanted to work quickly on a smaller mixed media drawing. "Alison Back 2" was drawn from life in my studio in NYC. 

- Geoffrey Stein

Alison Back 2

Acrylic, gesso, ink, graphite, marker, colored pencil on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

25.75" h x 17.5" w 
1 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.”