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
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