While studying art in college, Marjorie Pesek,was not satisfied with the two dimensional aspects of portrait paintings.She experimented, and perfected, a new art technique and named it Layered Imagery.This technique involves hand layering many selected smaller images to create a larger portrait which appears to have a third dimension. On initial viewing ,the portrait seems to be an oil painting. However, on closer examination, the viewer starts to see the many small images woven throughout the layers.
The artist starts with a photo of the portrait subject.
The artist sketches an outline of the portrait on canvas.
The artist researches and selects many small images relevant to the portrait. These
smaller images woven throughout, cleverly help tell the story of the final piece.
The small images are reproduced on special paper using long lasting ink and carefully
cut and intricatlely layered piece by piece. The larger portrait starts to emerge and takes
on a three dimentional appearance.
A special finish helps give the final portrait an oil painting appearance.
Layered Imagery, is Naples, Florida artist Majorie Pesek’s name for the unique art form she developed and has been practicing for the past 28 years. This special technique involves assembling hundreds of small images into a larger work of art.
Marjorie Pesek Fine Art