Interlocking Portraits™

Introducing Interlocking Portraits™: a unique approach to portraiture created by artist Nancy Pochis Bank.

Nancy Pochis Bank Art Studio created Interlocking Portraits™ when Nancy’s client wanted a family portrait that could ultimately be gifted to each of the client’s four children. Designed to hang together, this modular oil portrait can be enjoyed by the entire household and later enjoyed as a single portrait when family members move away from home, whether it be to attend college or start their own family. This way, each individual can keep a part of the cherished portrait. The under-painting is executed in a traditional grisaille technique. Transparent oil color glazes are then applied over the finished grisaille painting to complete the piece.

The four oil paintings featured here are of a Lincoln Park family on their roof deck, and are each 4-5 feet tall. Nancy used a traditional grisaille technique (gray tonal underpainting followed by color glazes) for a realistic look.

Each portrait is a custom collaboration between Nancy and the client. Interlocking Portraits™ are available in oil or watercolor.