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.
Commissioned by Mialy Rama and Ben Brophy. Charcoal and grey-tone chalk pastel on Canson Paper. 75cm x 55cm. Made with ref. to a portrait photograph supplied by Gilles which had a boring grey brick background. I substituted this for a 'clubscape' freeze of my invention, informed by 'live' drawings made at Giles' 'This' club night at Bar Rhumba (2004-2007)