Lucy Beecher Nelson’s work reinvents the 15th Century Italian marriage portrait. She documents couples actively looking at each other, and each person plans the gesture, costume and accessories that adorn their partner. The space between the paintings becomes activated as body parts cross over the threshold of the panel and enter the domain of the other.
Beecher Nelson has studied art at Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Denison University, Rhode Island School of Design, Glasgow School of Art, and School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has exhibited across the USA, at GASP Gallery, Cornelius Ayer Gallery, Cotuit Center for the Arts, and Bowery Gallery. She has won numerous awards for her work and teaching.
Featured image: Lucy Beecher Nelson, Self Portrait with Brad, 2015, oil on canvas, 61 x 91.4cm (24 x 36in.) each