Hushed tones - 2022

  • Hushed Impressions, Orleans House Gallery, London
    [12 January 2023 - 3 March 2023]
  • Medium: Mixed media
  • Support: Recycled canvas
  • Support Size: 350 x 280 x 20mm
  • Created: 2022



  • ‘Hushed tones’
  • This heavily textured canvas displays a portrait in a variety of grays and pale umber.

  • The painting began from my ‘story wall’ paintings of vibrant ‘Red lips’ which I pinned to the walls of my studio. I had also been influenced by the female artist, Marlene Dumas' painting ‘Naomi’.

  • I positioned my portrait ‘Hushed tones', in the centre of the canvas, utilising the whole space and energising the features with my expressive layering techniques.

  • [Artwork referenced: Marlene Dumas, ‘Naomi’ - 1995]

First Publicly Exhibited:


  • James Spare, website creator, and Hushed Impressions producer
  • Sam Beer, audio description producer