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Mark Pugh

An Unsatisfying Ending


91.44 x 60.96 cm | 36 x 24 in

Oil and ink on linen mounted panel

  • Best in Show ($25,000 Cash Award)

This work is on loan from a private collection.

With most of my paintings I try to tell a story. Here a young girl has torn up the pages of a book she was not happy with, while hiding it behind her back. I wanted to make sure the look on her face matched the story being told. The sunflowers behind her reflect her mood, and mirror her stance.