This series of recent paintings (2017) began as an exploration into mirrors and reflections.
Using antique shaped mirrors, stencils were made of their distinctive outlines.
These mirror motifs became metaphors for portraiture and self-portraiture and how
it has been employed in the tradition of painting specifically . The paintings are
reductive offering simple outlines and stances yet do portray character and mood.
Some of these paintings acknowledge the explosion of de-formalised self portraiture
through mobile technology - a self-regarding yet popular activity which, in the main,
rarely offers much context to the third party viewer.
Some of these paintings are incongruous - whimsical yet darkly disturbing and question
to what degree we use masks of our own making to deflect others from seeing our true
Mirrorhead series - Dreaming Girl, oil on canvas, 2017.