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 - £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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