Portraits of close friends and connected persons, at emotionally specific times of
their life and the gifting of intense moments. Examining the reflective dynamic of
portraiture both for the viewer and the artist themselves. Are we only ever painting
Limited pallet to just black and white or often just black to allow the viewer to
develop a relationship with the intensity and the emotion of the subject, rather
than influence by colour. Playing with dense unreadable works and the open transparency
Concepts that I am particularly looking at are related to: seduction, intimacy, sadness.
The extremes of the human experiences.
Preparatory work exploring the using black and white photography within their revelatory
ability and also intense romanticism, as an under current to painted works.
Community Arts placement researching the responsibility, functionalism and capacity
of art to contain complex human conditions. Art earning its existence.