As a portrait painter I have always asked questions about the very nature of portraiture. My current work takes an irreverent approach to the portrait genre. As always I paint people with whom I have a personal connection, but now I question the need to make it all about the face and instead concentrate on the setting, the mood and the other participants. My explorations into landscapes use painterly marks reminiscent of landscape elements rather than photographic resemblance.
I am a portrait painter who works with acrylics on canvas. I work in a square format that draws attention to the intersection between our understanding of ‘portrait’ and ‘landscape,’ highlighting that a portrait rarely exists without a setting. I work with data loss, originally triggered by an interest in our constant input of pictures from the tiny photos on our mobile phones, I am interested in how much information can be shed from an image before it becomes meaningless. Just recently I have started exploring landscapes again using techniques that hint at the detail but purposely avoid it.
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