Conventional portraits with photographic references are re-invented in these works through drawing painting, and constructed composition, using heightened colour and narrative and symbolic images added to give clues as to who the subject is, and what do they do and know.
Portrait of Francis Johnson, dancer and long-time friend of the artist. Oil On Canvas 30' x 40'. 1998. Made 'in one hit' on site at Bavent Rd studio, Camberwell, with no preparatory drawings or photographic reference.