“In Their Own Words” is the latest series by Artist Phil Vance. Known as word portraits or word paintings, the technique is similar to cross hatching or pointillism. Quotes are written or painted over one another to create depth through density or optical mixing. Phil is currently exploring more color portraits using acrylic and oil paints and will be evolving his “In Their Own Words” series in exciting new directions.
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn’t.”
Mark Twain in His Own Words (2015)
Ink on Watercolor Paper, ~3x5ft