This series of prints is a reinterpretation and reconnection to iconic female figures from art history.
Remembering variously the imagery of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, John Singer Sargent’s Madam X, the Venus De Milo, and Picasso’s Demoiselles de Avignon, I have integrated the figures into new situations alongside my own drawings and designs. I have used paper plate lithography, drypoint and relief printing to create new prints and new collages from past and current material. The collages are mounted on wood panels and sealed with an archival medium for a contemporary finish.
Jeanne O’Toole Hayman has been a painter and printmaker for thirty years. Born and educated in the UK, she arrived in New York in 1964. She began her career as a working artist, studying printmaking at the Rutgers Printmaking Center in Brunswick, New Jersey. Moving to Peaks Island, Maine in 2001, O’Toole Hayman, immediately joined Peregrine Press in Portland, where she continues to develop her work.
Her work has been shown at the Lincoln Center and various galleries in and around Manhattan, Maine and New Jersey, and more recently has been exhibited in solo and group shows at the Aucoscisco Gallery, the Greenhut Gallery in Portland, the Richard Boyd Gallery on Peaks Island and most recently at the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland.
Prints of O’Toole Hayman’s work are in the permanent collections of the New York Public Library, Bowdoin College, Bates College, the Portland Museum of Art and the Farnsworth Museum.