“A Child Of Kashmir”

Original Oil Painting

Oil On Canvas 

51cm X 76cm

Created 2021

I wanted to paint a portrait of a child who has grown up in Kashmir during the recent unrest in the area. In 2019 the Indian Government revoked Article 370 which meant that Kashmir would lose its own constitution and would be ruled by India. This was a hugely controversial issue and caused widespread unrest. The Indian Government then imposed a media blackout which meant that all social media was banned and in effect the country was gagged.
I wanted the emotion and trauma of these events to be seen through the eyes of the child and I used the symbols of soldiers and a blindfolded and gagged face to emphasise this constant road of trauma that the people of Kashmir have to endure.

“A Child Of Kashmir” is available as a signed limited edition print, please see the “War and Conflict” series on the limited edition print section of the website.

If you would like to commission a portrait please contact James by email james@jamesearleyartist.com or by mobile 0044 7551616352

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