A blue scarf loosely circles her neck; glass beads frame a printed blouse and unprotected neckline. The woman looks out of the painting preoccupied, her knitted cardigan draped over her shoulders.
Exposed in the sunlight, the strong lines of her face and set mouth reveal a warmth and energy in their shadows. The portrait is vivid and colourful, detailing texture and mood in equal measure.
It seeks to acknowledge the value and character of compassionate people. Those who empathise and exhibit thoughfulness, people like the woman in the blue scarf.
Acrylic on Linen
50 x 70cm
Signed on reverse
Exhibition: Artists & Illustrators Artists of the Year 2018, Mall Galleries, London, 19-24 February 2018