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TRAHC Presents "Resemblance: Figure and Portrait Paintings by Runcie Tatnall"

TRAHC presents Resemblance: Figure and Portrait Paintings from Runcie Tatnall

Reception: Thursday, April 10, 2014 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM
(in conjunction with Inside Out: The Art of Shea Phillips & Melanie Power)

Originally from the Newark, Delaware area, Runcie Tatnall practiced painting and drawing from an early age. After receiving a degree in illustration from the University of Delaware in 1995, Tatnall lived in Washington, D.C. working as an exhibiting artist, portrait painter, and caricature artist. In 1999, Tatnall moved to Brooklyn, New York, where he continued to work as an exhibiting artist, as well as a muralist and teacher. Tatnall received an MFA degree in painting from the University of Miami in 2009.

Tatnall has been exhibiting nationally since 1995 in cities including Miami, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington D.C and Houston. His portraits, landscapes, and still life’s are part of collections throughout the United States.

Currently, the artist lives in East Texas, and is a professor of art at Stephen F. Austin State University. Portrait and figure paintings (including dogs) have long been the dominant subject matter in Tatnall’s work.  His recent body of 26 large boxing paintings was completed in 2009.

While exhibiting large figurative paintings for many years, Tatnall has been working simultaneously on smaller, non-representational pictures that allow him to experiment with materials and technique to achieve a greater freedom and spontaneity. The non-representational paintings constitute a relatively new direction in his work, but one that runs parallel to, and informs, the development of his representational work.

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