Previous Work

My previous project is what is influencing this project the most. I felt that it was the strongest body of work I’ve created so far and I wanted to use this project to essentially continue my practice in the last and try to develop the idea. The last project was a series of three self-portraits … More Previous Work

Justin Ogilvie

Justin Ogilvie is a figurative painter that uses multiple mediums and textures to build up the depth and tactility of his work. These mediums include oil paint, coloured pencils and pastels. His work is both representational and abstract; his figures appear semi-transparent and melting into the more abstract washes of colour. His earthy palettes and … More Justin Ogilvie

Kaye Donachie

Kaye Donachie is a Scottish contemporary figurative painter. Her paintings are typically small in scale and of subdued colour palettes. The dreamlike aesthetic to her work makes her paintings look like faded photographs painted in a style inspired by romanticism. She describes her colour choices as a way of making the imagery appear like “ethereal … More Kaye Donachie


For this project I wanted to explore the anxieties that I feel as I approach and navigate a pivotal point in my life where there is a significant amount of uncertainty about my future. I wanted to express the isolation that I feel as a result and how I respond to these anxieties, which is … More Untitled

Literature Review

Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits Frances Borzello Give a brief summary of the text, its subject area, its history and information about the author Seeing Ourselves: Women’s Self-Portraits by Frances Borzello is a book that explores the diverse world of women’s self-portraits in depth and analyses how the female artists chose to portray themselves. An overlooked … More Literature Review

Sebastian Schrader

Sebastian Schrader is a German painter based in Berlin. Referencing Renaissance and Baroque periods in his work as well as his own contemporary style, Schrader portrays subjects of anti-heroes, daydreamers, narcissists and clown figures surrounded by an array of objects such as crumpled paper, cardboard boxes and balloons. His painting style sets his work somewhere in … More Sebastian Schrader