Mary is a painting of a homeless girl from New York. I really wanted to paint this as there was so much going on in this scene. So many emotions hit you when you see it. I normally work on sketches and photos of homeless people that I meet, I try to get to know them as this helps with the portrait. In this instance I used a photo as a reference, a photo taken by my good friend and brilliant photographer Rob Sternitzky. I added two things to the painting, the first being a slogan on the back of her jacket which reads “You were supposed to Love Me”, the second is a barely visible jug on the floor that is labelled. This “invisible” jug can give the painting a completely different meaning.
I am proud to announce that I will be exhibiting my work at the important and prestigious Southampton Art Gallery between the 28th September and the 9th November 2019
I am proud to announce that I will be displaying my work at The Other Art Fair between the 3rd and 6th October at Victoria House, Southampton Row, London WC1. My stand number is 121. If anyone would like complimentary