Marilyn Monroe original art 24 x 24 inches oil painting on canvas in the style of contemporary realism. Marilyn Monroe, an original oil painting by the artist. This is one of the first portraits that Kristen has painted. Her first portrait was of herself, her second was this one of Marilyn Monroe. This would be Norma Jean, recreated as movie star and legend, Marilyn Monroe.
As a kid, Kristen would stay up on Friday and Saturday nights watching old movies from Hollywood, filmed in the 1950’s with their bigger than life actors and actresses, their female pin ups and sex goddess types. Marilyn Monroe, the blond bombshell and screen legend, was Kristen’s favorite female icon.
Norma Jean, Marilyn’s birth name, with her troubled childhood, rose up and created the glamour and breathiness of what would become Hollywood’s most famous sex symbol.
The films with their movie stars, when Hollywood was at its most glamorous, mesmerized Kristen, even the black and white films fascinated her. “I have to feel an emotional connection to whomever or whatever I am painting, and I definitely feel a connection to Marilyn Monroe.
She was a big influence on me when I was a kid. I spent many nights and early mornings watching this wonderful actress in black and white and in color films.” This is a celebrity painting of Marilyn Monroe, done in a modern realism style, with high contrast and strong colors.
A modern, perfect piece for the collector who enjoys old Hollywood and the beauty and uniqueness of screen legend, Marilyn Monroe.