This is one of a half dozen large paintings done from life of Angela. She had just completed a Buddhist retreat and ritual in which her hair was shaved off. I decided to paint her wearing a blue wig. The color of the wig was meant to offset her orange kimono. Angela liked the wig so much that she ended up keeping it. I made three blue wig paintings of her.

- Geoffrey Stein

Cerulean Dreams

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

60" h x 72" w x 1.25" d
15 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.”