J.P. was done during the London Intensive residency at the Slade School of Fine Art. J.P. and two other portraits of Jim were done from a photo I took in my studio. J.P. began as a pencil drawing which I collaged into with the Guardian. I tried adding paint, but that did not work with the subtle planes of the collage. I collaged over the paint with paper, creating a worked surface. There was a presence to the collage, even though it was the same as the background paper.

- Geoffrey Stein


Pencil, acrylic, collage on paper

Ready to frame

Signed on back

28.25" h x 30" w 
2 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.”