of Poet, Megan O'Reilly
Oil on wood panel.
what Vallen had to say about his oil painting:
a mutual acquaintance, I met Megan O'Reilly, Assistant Editor
of Rattle (one of the nation's premiere poetry magazines), and
she consented to my painting her likeness.
With the portrait I hoped to capture, not just the countenance
of a working poet in Los Angeles, but the visage of a modern day
American writer going against the grain."