Another picture that suited that sense of light and shadow was a double-exposure that my brother Ed Jimison took of my sister. When I tried to capture the real sweetness in her face I found it very difficult. I decided to burn this painting, so it only exists in digital form.
50cm x 40cm
I painted this in December, 2013 from a photograph in an article in National Geographic on religious struggles in Northern Nigeria. The photo was taken by Ed Kashi. The painting has been purchased by Vivian Sawyer and Tom Noland of Louisville, Kentucky.
70cm x 50cm
Blackheath Rise Gallery
From an original photograph taken by Colin Brooking, Dip. Arch.
My boyfriend Geoff, and his cat. Oil on canvas, 30x50cm.
Owned by Malcolm and Rebecca Torry, London.
This painting was done in a week-long workshop directed by Elina Cerla with a live model.
Acquired by Kehinde Brown, London.
I like sketching here.
There are so many beautiful things to look at in this local English Heritage building and the art collection within.
I was given an old card table that was a sister to one with a frayed felt top already folded behind my sofa. I was inspired by a book from the V&A to repaint their tops, and give them each a hardy coat of matt varnish to protect them. One is in progress, not painted yet.
Here is the most recent one.
I couldn’t stop myself from seeing these people stuck in my wardrobe one morning. I had to help them get out, with just a bit of oil paint and turpentine.