1-21 June 2019
What I am setting up with these colour drawings is a series of explorations of painting and its viewers.
Viewers and gallery-goers are pictured near or next to parts of famous paintings. The works that I have selected are largely paintings that I encountered overseas in my youth.
The people depicted look into these paintings, or look straight out at us, the spectators. I am suggesting throughout this series, that the act of looking at paintings as active images, changes us as viewers, if we allow them to do so.
As a painter myself, I love depicting skin colours and facial features: hair, lips, eyes and sunglasses, using the quick medium of colour pencil.
I am questioning the emotions of the viewer, what is going on inside their heads?