Portraiture

This page is currently being established and is focused on my current process in relation to portraiture. Earlier works can be found on the 'Archive' page including paintings based on my mirror image that are less concerned with likeness and more with reflecting mood and emotion. Self portraits (via mirror image) have been very important to me in my development as an artist.

My preference is to work from life and the interaction/interrelationship between myself and the sitter informs my painting process. Most of the portraits below involve anything from one to four sittings and may take place spread over many weeks. I often work on the over all painting aspect between sittings and have been developing an approach using colour and mark making that hopefully creates an exciting visual experience as well as representing what I see and experience of the subject.

I have several works on the go at any one time. I like time to consider next steps and to simply look, to place the work in different contexts and see how that impacts my thinking about the painting.

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