Portraits and nudes
June 7th, 2018
Very pleased to confirm forthcoming exhibition of literary portraits at Waterstones bookshop, Bloomsbury, featuring a selection of panel paintings made for Terry Victor’s 2017 Edinburgh show, Well Thumbed. Over the coming months I’ll add to the series, focusing on a few of the many celebrated writers with specific Bloomsbury connections.
Making these pictures is very different from anything else I’ve done – working from photographs, paintings and other sources (or, in the case of Gwerful Mechain, pictured, for whom no contemporary image exists, from my imagination) – and I’m thrilled that what started as a fun side project with Terry has taken on a life of its own. Very grateful to Waterstones for their support, and looking forward to putting the show together.
The exhibition will run from October 29th to November 24th, with an opening event on November 2nd.