Familiar Faces


Familiar Faces 
Charles Cooper, Phyllis Gellmin Laver, Gilbert Lewis, Ryan Muldowney & Mickayel Thurin 
February 17 - March 21, 2021 

Cerulean Arts is pleased to present Familiar Faces, featuring portraits by Charles Cooper, Phyllis Laver, Gilbert Lewis, Ryan Muldowney & Mickayel Thurin.  Engagement with another human through a portrait can be a riveting experience, offering the opportunity for a shared humanity.  Charles Cooper’s drawings and paintings present his private universe through a combination of observation, memory, and dreams.  Working directly form the model in graphite, Phyllis Laver’s figures engage the viewer directly or are captured seemingly unawares in contemplative moments.    Gilbert Lewis’ exquisitely rendered paintings of young men are based on observation, but are subtly mannered, featuring saturated color, linear elegance, pattern and precision.  Ryan Muldowney’s mixed media images of family members combine naturalism with startling graphic elements that disrupt straightforward representation.  Mickayel Thurin focuses on the painting process in her portraits of family and friends – color, shape, line – rather than their personality, which reveals itself organically.



Gilbert Lewis, Man in Blue Jacket, watercolor, 16" x 12"  SOLD  


Charles Cooper, No Small Journey, oil on panel, 10" x 12"  Available 


Charles Cooper, Self Portrait in Evening Light, oil on panel, 9.5" x 9.75"  Available 


Gilbert Lewis, Man with Flowers, watercolor, 16" x 12"  Available 

Charles Cooper, Michael and Alphie, pencil on paper, 12.25" x 7.5"  Available 


Charles Cooper, Hands Up, pencil on paper, 12.75" x 8.5"  Available 


Mickayel Thurin, Maurice and "Daddy", acrylic on canvas, 39" x 25"  Available 


Phyllis Gellmin Laver, Thinking of Neva Beane, graphite on paper, 30" x 30"  Available 


Gilbert Lewis, Portrait, oil on panel, 20" x 16"  Available 


Ryan Muldowney, Seer VI, mixed media on paper, 9" x 7"  Available 


Ryan Muldowney, Seer VIII, mixed media on paper, 9" x 7"  Available 


Mickayel Thurin, Yarn Shirt, mixed media on canvas, 20" x 20"  Available 


Phyllis Gellmin Laver, V Wearing a Silver Pin, graphite on paper, 30" x 30"  Available 


Gilbert Lewis, Bald Man with Neckerchief, gouache on paper, 15" x 11"  SOLD  


Mickayel Thurin, CM with Glitter, mixed media on canvas, 10" x 8"  Available 


Charles Cooper, Self Portrait in Yard with Alphie, pencil on paper, 10.25" x 8.5"  Available 


Gilbert Lewis, Portrait of a Young Man, gouache on paper, 20" x 16"  Available 


Ryan Muldowney, Isaac, mixed media on panel, 9" x 7"  Available 


Ryan Muldowney, Doug, mixed media on paper, 9" x 7"  Available 


Phyllis Gellmin Laver, Moravian Respite, graphite on paper, 30" x 30"  Available 


Phyllis Gellmin Laver, Hank and Me, graphite on paper, 30" x 30"  Available 


Ryan Muldowney, Ann, digital print on laminated vinyl, 14" x 9"  Available 


Ryan Muldowney, Martyr, digital print on laminated vinyl, 14" x 11"  Available 


Mickayel Thurin, Backup, acrylic on panel, 42" x 25"  Available 


Mickayel Thurin, No Pepperoni, mixed media on canvas, 12" x 9"  Available 


Charles Cooper, Mike's Dream, pencil on paper, 9" x 7"  Available 


Gilbert Lewis, Standing Man in a Suit, gouache on paper, 30" x 22"  Available 


Gilbert Lewis, Seated Man with a Shell, pastel on paper, 44" x 30"  Available