PORTRAITS

There is something about creating with media that is slightly out of one’s control that produces powerful work. ‘Soumates’ is a series done on a mixed media background of acrylic and paper collage and gesso. The drawing is then done in India ink from a live model using a thin broken wooden dowel which is shaped into a point. Unexpected nuances occur with the unwieldy ink and the figure or portrait that emerges is what I would call ‘wrestled’ into existence.One collection is titled ‘Soumates’ – they are people that I am quite sure I have known.

The ‘Fridas’ are the powerful women that come forth – influenced by the strength and courage of artist Frida Kahlo. They arrive in many different formats but they are usually colourful and confident. There is no holding them back and there is no dampening down their voice. They are about the fact that it is completely fine to be who you are. I have experimented with painting them as more subtle entities but they just won’t be toned down.


\'Born to Run\' 
40x40 
Mixed Media on Canvas
'Born to Run'
40x40
Mixed Media on Canvas
\'Bender\' 
24x30 
Acrylic and India Ink on Canvas
'Bender'
24x30
Acrylic and India Ink on Canvas
\'Life Fully Lived\'
20 x 20
Oil on Canvas
'Life Fully Lived'
20 x 20
Oil on Canvas
\'One Woman One Song\'
30 x 30
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
'One Woman One Song'
30 x 30
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
\'Troublemaker\'
24x24 
Acrylic on Canvas
'Troublemaker'
24x24
Acrylic on Canvas
\'Haywire\' 
24x24 
Acrylic on Canvas
'Haywire'
24x24
Acrylic on Canvas
\'All of the Above\' 
12x16 
Acrylic
'All of the Above'
12x16
Acrylic
\'Tangled\' 
8x10 
Oil
'Tangled'
8x10
Oil
\'Audacity\' 
30x30 
Acrylic on Canvas
'Audacity'
30x30
Acrylic on Canvas
\'Frida Love\' 
18x24 
Acrylic on Canvas
'Frida Love'
18x24
Acrylic on Canvas
\'Wild Heart\'
40 x 40
Acrylic on Canvas
'Wild Heart'
40 x 40
Acrylic on Canvas
\'Conversation Starter\'
12\" x 12\"
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
'Conversation Starter'
12" x 12"
Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas
\'Queen of Thrones\'
12\" x 12\"
Acrylic on Canvas
'Queen of Thrones'
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas
\'Benny Boy\'
12\" x 12\"
Acrylic on Canvas
'Benny Boy'
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas
\'John Boy\'
12\" x 12\"
Acrylic on Canvas
'John Boy'
12" x 12"
Acrylic on Canvas


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