Audrey Brown & Michelle Lagasca
Audrey Brown, Teacher
My work has always followed my interest in narrative
painting. My subject matter changes year to year, but usually tells a story. I think of my work as whimsical, but I
suppose it hints at elements of a darker humor.
Prom Girls was painted in a series of works based on
actual scenes from a San Leandro High School prom. The
two girls were indeed wearing almost identical dresses,
figures shown as toys.
Audrey Brown is an art teacher at San
Leandro High School in San Leandro,
Michelle Lagasca, Student
These three pieces are part
of a concentration of twelve
works that deal with the
most whimsical moments of
my high-school career. They
basically capture my friends
and me doing what teenagers do best: turning mundane
moments into memorable ones. I found inspiration in
the fun, sometimes awkward feelings that these various
poses and facial expres-
sions gave off. I just had
to paint them.
Michelle Lagasca is a student at San Leandro High
School in San Leandro,
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