"If Not Now, When?" was painted from life in New York City. I wanted to contrast the strong graphic shape of the black pencil skirt with the softer organic shape of the model's body and the deconstructed forms of her bra. I was also playing with scale, painting the petit model larger than life.

- Geoffrey Stein

If Not Now, When?

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on back

40" h x 72" w x 1.5" 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.”