"Strong Female Character" is a film and TV trope for women that are often represented in a literal or one-dimensional way, where a token woman is physically strong or powerful. Girls with guns, the warrior, the ass kicking action heroine- machoism is not the only interpretation of the word "strong".
The women I have chosen for my series of paintings are strongly written and represented as complex characters, who have integral roles in the plot apart from their male counterparts. They are self actualized, independent and bonded in friendship with other women. These paintings capture movie moments with female characters who drive the plot lines by expressing themselves, often as supporting characters or even, in the case of Anita Miller in "Almost Famous", leaving the movie entirely to accomplish their goals.
These paintings are 24x12 inches, matching the ratio of HD movies. They colours are bold and very simplified in their execution. Like a film critic would use writing to explore themes in our culture, I choose frames of iconic movies to study a film director's composition and color choices to portray emotion, friendship and narrative, capturing these moments in paint.