AGNES ST. AMAND
When Agnes began painting, she painted the landscapes of rural Louisiana with barns, shacks, chickens and fences. As she painted more she began painting small figures, usually of black women, working in the background. The figures became more interesting to her and occupied a more central role in her paintings. The working figures progressed to the point where the landscapes disappeared as she focused on the character, complexity, and dignity of her figures.
Her chosen medium is oil on canvas, masonite and occasionally wood.