This series plays with the ideas of ‘subject’ and ‘being’.
Each work places the sitter momentarily in the space and emphasises both the anchored figure and the enveloping quality of the atmosphere, suggesting a brief and interrupted quiescence.
Reductive marks are used to create an elemental impression of the figure, and the surface of the painting unified to accentuate its artificial nature. Details are all but eliminated to make way for form and colour, inviting further visual enquiry and a contradictory glimpse of the person. Some works are studies while others portraits, more often non-specific maintaining the privacy of the individual and their world; possibly the real attraction of portraiture.