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 David Graham, UK Jazz-dancer. Oil On plywood 1997. Made 'in one hit' on site at Bavent Rd studio, Camberwell, in x 2 sessions of 2hrs each with no preparatory drawings or photographic reference. The' 'mid-flight' dance-pose was achieved and selected through dance impro to music inside the studio.