A Japanese woman smiles shyly through a close cropped aperture. Her head dipped respectfully as she gazes at the viewer.
Painted in thick layers to create texture, her face emerges from the paint like a friendly face in a crowd of people.
Influenced by Japanese Daruma dolls, bright gold within the jet black hair imitates their decorative brushmarks. The portrait aims to share a feeling of connection, the sensation of seeing a person that might become a friend.
Acrylic on Linen
50 x 70cm
Signed front bottom right