brightonartist

PORTRAITS

As a long-term project I'm playing around with the idea of bringing a series of very diverse portraits into one body of work. I like the idea of filling a room with huge, close-cropped faces ~ from statues, so that they are both animated but strangely frozen.

This portrait of my son, Ruari, is almost life-size and was composed on a huge piece of MDF. It uses a great deal of collage material, and photographs of him taken over two or three years, so that in the end the portrait captures his passage from adolescent into young man.

I'm currently planning a portrait of my daughter Harriet.