Introducing

abstract portraits collection

In this series, I look for the poetry of human experience, both personal and shared. The little ordinary moments of anticipation, hope, annoyance, peace. I want to capture a feeling, an emotion superimposed over the brushstrokes. I want you to wonder if perhaps this looks familiar. It is not about the physical likeness but about the essence of a human aspect.
The process is just as important as the result. Using a brush makes me focus on figurative detail too much, so I paint with small found objects like plastic clothes tags or pieces of card instead. This introduces an element of chance involved in the independent behaviour of materials, a splash of ink or the unpredictability of mixing colours into wet gesso on the canvas. It is the abstraction of the portrait that gives the space to connect with it and empathise. The meaning is not prescribed. 
All paintings are acrylic, ink, and gesso on stretched canvas, unframed, and signed at the back.

Athena

40 x 50 cm

in the morning

40 x 50 cm

watching you sleep

35 x 45 cm

Calm After storm

35 x 45 cm

you suddenly complete me

40 x 50 cm

Still Waters Run Deep

40 x 50 cm

sweet anticipation

35 x 45 cm

pomme d'amour

35 x 45 cm

The Duchess

76 x 102 cm

The Point Of View

40 x 50 cm

coffee and croissants

40 x 50 cm

Hints Of Gladness

40 x 50 cm

weaving tales

40 x 50 cm

the charmer the charmed

40 x 50 cm

most ordinary thing

50 x 40 cm

your spirit is all colours

40 x 50 cm

The Land Of Dreamers

40 x 50 cm

chapters unfolding

40 x 50 cm

trickster

40 x 50 cm

Pricelist

Athena, 40 x 50 cm - £960

In The Morning, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Watching You Sleep, 35 x 45 cm - £900

Calm After Storm, 35x 45 cm - £960

You Suddenly Complete Me, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Still Waters Run Deep, 40 x 50 cm - £960 - SOLD

Sweet Anticipation, 35 x 45 cm - £900

Pomme D'Amour, 35 x 45 cm - £900

The Duchess, 76 x 102cm - £2530 - SOLD

The Point Of View, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Coffee And Croissants, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Hints Of Gladness, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Weaving Tales, 40 x 50 cm - £960

The Charmer The Charmed, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Most Ordinary Thing, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Your Spirit Is All Colours, 40 x 50 cm - £960

The Land Of Dreamers, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Chapters Unfolding, 40 x 50 cm - £960

Trickster, 40 x 50 cm - £960

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For any artwork enquiries, to request additional photographs of the work, and to reserve your painting please use the form below or send me an email to studio@annasudbinastudio.com