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I have been painting on and off for years and mostly use acrylic paints which I often pair with other mixed media elements such as powder pigments, coloured inks and gummed tape..I paint portraits and landscapes in which I generally try to introduce some element of controlled accident which I then have to react to and attempt to work with, but often when I start a painting I have no definite preconception of where the painting will take me.

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Greta Portrait

Acrylics on canvas, 40 x 30 cm, 2012. This is a portrait of my daughter with facepaint on. It originated from a series of photographs I took in which I explored notions of skin colour and identity. I was inspired by Hans Silvester's book "Natural Fashion: Tribal Decoration from Africa" in which he photographed Surma and Mursi people of East Africa's Omo valley. They elaborately paint their faces and decorate their hair.