The moment of ideas crystallising is made visible by the darkly shadowed portrait. Chin down and eyes averted; gestures of thinking are conveyed by instinctive movements, the unconscious path of a hand, the pressure against skin as ideas coalesce.
Painted with a palette knife, the linear marks add an atmosphere of energy to an otherwise quiet portrait. It expresses a physicality of thinking.
In a private collection
Acrylic on cradled board
22.9 x 30.5cm
Signed front bottom right
Exhibition: Pound Arts Open 2017, Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
Editor's Pick of Artists & Illustrators Magazine Dec 2018